Thursday, 3 October 2013

It was a soggy day out in the field today, and with few birds to keep birders entertained. A small passage of common seabirds took place in the morning, prompting two Balearic Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua to fly past the West Side. Singles of Knot and Sanderling were present in Solfach, along with 39 Turnstones, seven Dunlins and two Whimbrels. A Merlin was seen around the coast of the island, giving chase to any unaware Rock Pipits or Goldfinches.

A steady passage of Swallows through the island during the morning amounted to just over 200 birds, whilst a handful of Meadow Pipits also flew over. A Whinchat was seen with a small party of Stonechats, the total all over the island coming to 15 individuals.One of the Yellow-browed Warblers from yesterday remained mobile around the observatory garden.

1 comment:

  1. HI Ben It has been raining hard here also although you still saw some birds. I havelooked at your reply rom yesterday although you did not say you would address the 'not being an idiot' issue so I am sending (hopefully) this today to see if anything has improved.