Saturday, 11 April 2015

Today’s change in the weather caused a noticeable change in the birds as well. The majority of recent migrants had exited the island though some interesting species remained to be seen, including a new male Black Redstart at Nant, four Ring Ouzels on the Mountain, and the female Bullfinch at Nant.

Elsewhere 22 Fulmars, 649 Manx Shearwaters, 114 Gannets, five Black-headed Gulls, and one Sandwich Tern were recorded in blustery sea conditions. Inland one Sparrowhawk and one Merlin patrolled the island, one Curlew and six White Wagtails fed on The Narrows, and an assortment of one Collared Dove, 10 Swallows, 33 Wheatears, two Song Thrushes, one Grasshopper Warbler, six Blackcaps, 29 Chiffchaffs, 40 Willow Warblers, seven Goldcrests, and 15 Goldfinches were scattered across the island.

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