Thursday, 22 September 2011

Another quiet day saw very few migrants or seabirds around the island. A seawatching session in the morning produced a Red-throated Diver, a Great-northern Diver, three Dunlins, two Arctic Skuas, a Little Gull, 11 Sandwich Terns and two ‘Commic’ Terns; four Golden Plovers flew overhead. A slight increase in the number of Goldcrests inland saw 20 individuals dotted around, and 17 Blackcaps and 14 Chiffchaffs were also recorded. Other passerine-migrants around included 81 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail, six White Wagtails, 18 Wheatears, 38 Chaffinches, 20 Siskins, two Goldfinches and five Lesser Redpolls. Singles of Sparrowhawk, Merlin and Kestrel were also seen.

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