Sunday, 2 October 2011

A rather dull day saw much less visible migration taking place, and fewer birds on land. Six Wigeons and a Teal were new on the wildfowl-front, whilst the six Brent Geese also made an appearance in the morning. Three Mediterranean Gulls and a Sandwich Tern were seen off the south end in the gull flock, and a Dunlin and Bar-tailed Godwit were seen around the narrows. Five Water Rails in the wetlands and Withies had arrived overnight, at least one Greater Spotted Woodpecker was seen in Cristin Withy, three Grey Wagtails flew overhead and a Lapland Bunting was seen on the South end. One of the Whinchats from yesterday remained by Carreg Reed bed, whilst a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, 13 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and nine Goldcrests were in the island's gardens and withies.  

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