Monday, 20 May 2013

It was an incredibly quiet day on the bird front, with literally no new arrivals. A healthy 16 Spotted Flycatchers remained around the island, whilst warbler numbers were reduced to eight Sedge Warblers, 12 Common Whitethroats, four Blackcaps and seven Willow Warblers. 38 Lesser Redpolls passed overhead in the early hours, along with 14 Goldfinches.

Spotted Flycatcher
Many pairs of Swallows are now nest-building in the island's out-houses
Sedge Warbler numbers have drastically declined to single figures now, although a control was trapped at Cristin in the morning, illustrating that they are still moving through
Common Carpet

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