Monday, 19 September 2011

A few migrants arrived on the island during the brief respite in the weather overnight, although nothing rare was among them. Warbler numbers had increased quite significantly, with totals amounting to: a Whitethroat, five Blackcaps, 22 Chiffchaffs and 36 Goldcrests. Two Grey Wagtails flew overhead, whilst other passerine-migrants flying south and around the coast included a Skylark, 30 ‘alba’ Wagtails, two White Wagtails, five Wheatears, 46 Chaffinches, a Siskin and three Goldfinches. A Sooty Shearwater glided past out to sea, whilst four Common Scoters, two Arctic Skua, two Great Skuas, a Common Gull and six ‘Commic’ Terns also passed by; a Golden Plover flew over Cristin.

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