Sunday, 17 July 2011

The wind picked up during the night, and also swung around to the north-west. Despite the steady passage of seabirds throughout the day, nothing of more note than 15 Common Scoters was seen; Puffins also moved through. Four Purple Sandpipers and a Dunlin were again on the rocks by solfach, and the usual couple of Ringed Plovers, two Whimbrels and 42 Curlews were also around. Two Song Thrushes were amongst the many families of warblers at Nant, today’s totals amounting to: five Sedge Warblers, seven Whitethroats, a Blackcap, eight Chiffchaffs and 14 Willow Warblers. The Grey Heron was seen around the inland ponds, a Kestrel hunted for small prey around the mountain and a Goldfinch was seen in the island's gardens.

 Kittiwakes (top) and Common Scoters (bottom) passed by with Gannets and 2500 Manx Shearwaters.
Song Thrush

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