Friday, 30 March 2012

An early Tree Pipit above Cristin in the afternoon (just 1 day later than the earliest ever record) was amongst the more notable arrivals on the island today. After almost two weeks of clear skies, some cloud cover seemed to have brought a few more birds down from passage overhead: a single Swallow, 121 Meadow Pipits, two White Wagtails, nine Wheatears, 11 Fieldfares, 30 Redwings, one Song Thrushes, three Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, 15 Goldcrests, a Coal Tit, 15 Goldfinches and a Lesser Redpolls were the totals of passerine-migrants.

 Willow Warblers are gradually creeping up in numbers
the pair of Ravens continue to scavenge around the island

1 comment:

  1. I especially like the second shot of the Wheatear on the gorse