Monday, 22 August 2011

With a light northerly wind persisting throughout the day, a few birds of interest were seen on the island again. A different Icterine Warbler to yesterday's birds was found at Nant in the morning, and the bird in Cristin Withy was also seen skulking in the bushes. A Grey Wagtail and two Tree Pipits flew overhead in the morning, whilst good numbers of Swallows, House Martins, Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails were also around: 79, 14, 122 and 45 were seen respectively. Among the Pied Wagtails was the first White Wagtail of the autumn, whilst a Spotted Flycatcher was amongst the warblers in the vegetated areas: a Blackcap, 16 Willow Warblers and a Goldcrest were seen. The usual Kestrel and male Sparrowhawk were around, and a Collared Dove was seen briefly at Ty Pellaf. Three Snipe and a Dunlin were seen circling the south end in the morning, whilst seven Sandwich Terns were feeding off the west side.

The second Icterine Warbler in as many days was present at Nant all Day today. A more boldly marked bird than yesterday's, plus it lacked a shiny metal ring
 A single Spotted Flycatcher was present in the withies
 Several Northern Wheatears were present again
 Some are more showy than others.
Three Storm Petrels were trapped overnight

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