Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A day of fresh north-westerly winds and scattered cloud saw a good selection of waders present around the Narrows, with a good scattering of passerines inland. A handful of raptors seen during the day comprised two Sparrowhawks and a Kestrel. Wader numbers were again quite high, with most feeding on Solfach at high tide: 11 Ringed Plovers, two Knots, a Sanderling, four Dunlins, one Snipe, two Whimbrels, 13 Curlews, three Redshanks and 32 Turnstones were the final tallies. Hirundine movements consisted of one Sand Martin, 47 Swallows and 36 House Martins, whilst some respectable passerine tallies included a single Tree Pipit, 46 Meadow Pipits, one Grey Wagtail, four White Wagtail, 14 Robins, seven Stonechats, nine Wheatears, one Blackcap, three Chiffchaffs, one Willow Warblers and six Goldcrests.

juvenile Ringed Plover


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