Sunday, 4 September 2011

The calm winds and heavy showers during the night obviously brought down a few migrants, although no scarcities were among them today. 88 Willow Warblers and 21 Chiffchaffs were scattered all over the island, with smaller numbers of Sedge WarblersWhitethroats, Blackcaps and Goldcrests amounting to two, seven, 13 and three respectively. A Reed Warbler was seen in Ty Capel garden briefly in the afternoon, 11 Spotted Flycatchers were around nant and the withies, three Whinchats were seen in the wetlands and on the south end and 68 Wheatears were along the coast. Two Skylarks, a Tree Pipit, five Grey Wagtails and three Siskins were the most notable pass overs, whilst hirundine passage consisted of seven Sand Martins, 150 Swallows and six House Martins.
Two Sanderlings, a Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper were still around the narrows at high tide.

 Whitethroat (top), Chiffchaff (middle) and Willow Warbler (bottom)
Five Spotted Flycatchers were around Cristin Withy

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