Friday, 21 September 2012

A much calmer day that began with torrential rain soon cleared up to produce a good amount of visible migration. The highlights of the morning, however, came mainly from out to sea: a Great Northern Diver was seen in Solfach, and a Black Guillemot off the South end, along with a Pomarine Skua, five Arctic Skuas and a Leach's Petrel. Overhead passage included a Kestrel, five Buzzards, three Skylarks, 48 Swallows, 230 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail and 68 Chaffinches. 30 Goldcrests was the only notable increase of warblers inland.

 Five Buzzards passed over in the afternoon
 Several 'alba' Wagtails have been passing through- many have been very nice looking White Wagtails
 Migrant lepidoptera on the island today: Hummingbird Hawkmoth (top) and Painted Lady (bottom)
Female Anomalous (top) and Lunar Underwing (bottom)

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