Saturday, 13 April 2013

After a largely clear night, most of the migrants from yesterday's arrival had moved on. Nevertheless, the first Lapland Bunting of the year was seen in the North-West fields in the morning, and a Yellowhammer and a stunning male Ring Ouzel were seen around Cristin.
Over 220 Meadow Pipits moved past the island in the morning, with birds flying in off the sea from the West (probably from Ireland), and heading North-east towards the mainland. Three White Wagtails, two Wheatears, four Redwings and three Song Thrushes were seen around the coast and in the island's gardens, whilst warbler numbers were significantly lower than yesterday. Two Sand Martins and five Swallows also passed overhead.

 This lovely male Ring Ouzel was seen above Cristin on the mountainside- only the third record of the year so far
Many of the Willow Warblers had 'pollen hornes' on the bases of the bills (top)

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