Saturday, 25 May 2013

A utterly glorious day of wall-to-wall sunshine and hardly a breath of wind saw a little more in the way of migrants on the island, although still very little after yesterday's strong Northerly winds.
The third Firecrest of the year was found in the back of Nant Withy in the morning, and remained there for the rest of the day. A Hooded Crow was present in the North-west fields, along with a single Jackdaw.
Visible migration consisted of over 400 Swallows during the day, along with 66 House Martins and 12 Sand Martins. Ten Spotted Flycatchers were present at Nant, along with a handful of Chiffchaffs and two Blackcaps.
A total of seven Dunlins, four Turnstones, five Whimbrels and five Ringed Plovers were seen around the Narrows at high tide.

 This Firecrest was the first since early April
 Over 400 Swallows passed through during the day
 Three Turnstones (above) and seven Dunlins (below) were present on Solfach at high tide

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