Saturday, 22 September 2012

It was a disappointingly quiet day considering the promising conditions: clear skies and a slight Easterly breeze. A large pipit on the South end in the morning unfortunately flew off out to sea and did not return; overhead migrant counts for the day included two Skylarks, a Sand Martin, 152 Swallows, four House Martins, 141 Meadow Pipits, six Grey Wagtails and 20 'alba' Wagtails. 17 Robins, a Whitethroat, four Blackcaps and 53 Goldcrests were the only passerines notably higher in numbers inland.

Out to sea, a Great Northern Diver, 43 Common Scoters and a first summer Mediterranean Gull flew past, whilst a Knot joined four Bar-tailed Godwits and a Dunlin in Solfach.

 Grey Wagtail
 A scattering of migrant Robins was evident on the island today
 Bar-tailed Godwit
Meadow Pipit

No comments:

Post a Comment