Thursday, 30 July 2015
A warm and sunny day saw calm conditions encouraging a good selection of migrants to touch-down on the island. The scarcest sighting of the day in island terms was that of a Green Sandpiper, which spent part of the day feeding on the pons in the wetlands. A good supporting cast of waders towards the coast included a Black-tailed Godwit, one Ringed Plover, two Whimbrels, 10 Curlews, six Redshanks, five Common Sandpipers and 13 Turnstones. Willow Warblers reached their highest numberyet this autumn, with a total of 26 scattered around with three Sedge Warblers and three Blackcaps.
Sedge Warbler (juvenile)