Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Although it started off as a dull, quiet day, at midday, a flock of 16 Waxwings dropped into the Plantation. This flock remained very mobile around the Nant area for the early afternoon, before a Peregrine scattered the unfortunate visitors and they promptly flew off South. This is the largest flock of Waxwings to have been recorded on the island before, and is only the fourth record for the island.

In other news, the Firecrest was relocated around the Nant area after a week of absence, where a Chiffchaff was also seen. A Mediterranean Gull flew past at sea.

Some of today's Waxwings in very poor light, but nevertheless a very welcome addition to the year list 

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