Friday, 10 April 2015

The great weather continued into another day but with the temperature dropping and the wind increasing as the day went on. A morning walk around the North End and Nant produced a fleeting Short-eared Owl and two Grasshopper Warblers respectively, both of which are new for the year. A female/immature Black Redstart showed well around the Lighthouse compound, a Storm Petrel flew past the South End, and the female Bullfinch continued its residency at Nant.

Other interesting counts from the island include 16 Common Scoters, one Kestrel, two Merlins, one Ringed Plover, two Redshanks, one Collared Dove, one Sand Martin, 15 Swallows, two House Martins, 331 Meadow Pipits, one flava Wagtail, 21 White Wagtails, 47 Wheatears, four Ring Ouzels, three Song Thrushes, one Redwing, 56 Blackcaps, 70 Chiffchaffs, 239 Willow Warblers, seven Goldcrests, one Greenfinch, one Siskin, 42 Goldfinches, 194 Linnets, eight Lesser Redpolls, and one Reed Bunting.

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