Saturday, 18 May 2013

After yesterday's deluge of migrants, a large clearance overnight saw much fewer birds remaining into today. Plenty of Spotted Flycatchers remained on the island, with 26 scattered all over. A Black Redstart, a Common Redstart, a Reed Warbler and a female Whinchat were all recorded during the day. A scattering of common warblers saw 36 Whitethroats, seven Blackcaps, two Garden Warblers and 34 Sedge Warblers. A small passage of Lesser Redpolls overhead in the morning amounted to over 60 individuals.

 The female Cuckooo from yesterday evening
Spotted Flycatchers were still in abundance today, with some even seen along the rocky coastline
Garden Warbler
Wheatear numbers have been healthy in recent days, with just shy of 60 seen; here a female is pictured with Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory in the background

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