Sunday, 2 September 2012

Yet another unproductive day of birding did see, however, the increasing movement of passerine-migrants overhead as the winds settled down and the skies cleared. In the island's garden and withies, 20 Robins, a Reed Warbler, two Sedge Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers and four Goldcrests were present. Overhead passage during the day included a Buzzard, two Kestrels, 12 Sand Martins, 89 Swallows and a Grey Wagtail.

During the settled weather, migrants lepidoptera began to arrive on the island, with totals today including a Hummingbird Hawk-moth, two Silver Ys, a Rush Veneer and a Painted Lady.

Elsewhere on the Non-avian front, several pods of up to eight Risso's Dolphins were seen off the West side, along with a Common Dolphin and a few Harbour Porpoise.

 Chiffchaff-numbers are beginning to increase
Painted Lady

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