Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The wind swung around to the North during the night, and also decreased in strength significantly, bringing the temperatures down a few degrees. A Water Rail in Ty Pellaf Withy and a Lapland Bunting over Cristin were new additions to the autumn, whilst four Grey Wagtails, three Skylarks and a couple of House Martins flew overhead with the first few flocks of Chaffinches. A couple of Sparrowhawks chased the small passerines around the island, whilst a slight increase in the number of warblers resulted in totals amounting  to: a Sedge Warbler, three Whitethroats, two Garden Warblers, nine Blackcaps, 19 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and five Goldcrests.
Very little was seen out to sea in the morning, although a Balearic Shearwater, three Great Skuas and a Common Scoter did pass by with a trickle of Manx Shearwaters, Gannets and Razorbills.


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