Thursday, 3 May 2012

Another day with overcast skies and hardly a breath of wind saw hundreds of migrants once again passing through the island, although somewhat less than yesterday. Two Gadwalls flew South past the Narrows in the early morning, representing either the ninth or tenth records for the island. The first Sanderling of the spring was seen amongst 20 Dunlins, six Ringed Plovers and three Common Sandpipers on Solfach, whilst the totals of migrants inland amounted to one Cuckoo, 20 Sand Martins, 359 Swallows, 19 House Martins, five Tree Pipits, a Yellow Wagtail, 17 White Wagtail, two Redstarts, five Whinchats, 251 Wheatears, a Ring Ouzel, a Song Thrush, four Grasshopper Warblers, 21 Sedge Warblers, four Lesser Whitethroats, 34 Whitethroats, five Garden Warblers (first of the year), 63 Blackcaps, 38 Chiffchaffs, 90 Willow Warblers, five Goldcrests, eight Spotted Flycacthers, a Pied Flycatcher and a Reed Bunting.

 Lesser Whitethroat
 Grasshopper Warbler
 Spotted Flycatcher

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