Thursday, 6 August 2015

It was a cracking day on the island, after the storm clouds rolled away and the wind eased. With a promosing outlook, it looks like we may finally start to get a bit of autumn migration action to enjoy. It wasn't too bad a start today: a hint of hirundine passage saw figures of two Sand Martins, 30 Swallows and 11 House Martins recorded during the day, whilst a handful of warblers scattered from coastal gorse to gardens included single Sedge Warblers and Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs and 13 Willow Warblers; a single Black Redstart was also seen on Pen Cristin. Wader counts for the day amounted to two Ringed Plovers, two Dunlins, a Sanderling, a Snipe, three Whimbrels, 24 Curlews, two Redshanks and 23 Turnstones. Migrant lepdioptera were present in small numbers, with two Painted Ladies, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and two Silver Ys.

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