Wednesday, 29 July 2015

It was a very pleasant day, although the morning had something of an autumnal feel, with temperatures below 10'C, and a biting northerly wind compounding this. The afternoon saw clear skies, warm temperatures and lower winds, favouring the movement of southward-bound migrants.

There was a reasonable scattering of migrant warblers around the island, with the totals comprising four Sedge Warblers, one Whitethroat, two Chiffchaffs and 19 Willow Warblers. It was another good day for waders, with high tide counts including one Ringed Plover, one Dunlin, one Whimbrel, 42 Curlews, two Redshanks, one Common Sandpiper and eight Turnstones.

Just a few Swallow chicks remain in nests at the moment (c) Mark Carter

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