Sunday, 9 October 2011

With the wind fixed firmly in the South-west, very few migrants were seen on the island today, with most noteworthy birds feeding with the gull flocks off the island’s coasts. A Sabine’s Gull, a Leach’s Petrel, two Great Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas, three Arctic Skuas, two Great Skuas, a Mediterranean Gull and a Black Tern were seen out to sea during the day; a Snipe, three Purple Sandpipers andtwo Dunlins were the only waders of note. Another Wryneck, presumed to be different to the Limekiln bird, was found along the banks at the bottom of Nant Vallley in the morning, whilst a Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs and eight Goldcrests were the only warblers around; 10 Skylarks, a Swallow, a Wheatear and two Song Thrushes were also seen.

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