Friday, 30 October 2015

Another interesting October day with migration in action from all corners. Pick of the day was a single Snow Bunting flying North off the North End in morning census.

A reasonable selection of migrants inland include two Short-eared Owls, 14 Skylarks, 88 Wrens, 48 Robins, 46 Blackbirds, 14 Song Thrushes, 46 Redwings, five Blackcaps, nine Chiffchaffs, 36 Goldcrests, two Firecrests, four Great Tits, 36 Jackdaws, 22 Rooks, 53 Carrion Crows, one Hooded Crow, 110 Starlings, 67 Chaffinches, five Bramblings, 22 Linnets, and five Reed Buntings.

Other interesting counts from around the island encompass a single Grey Heron, two Common Scoters, two Sparrowhawks, one Buzzard, one Kestrel, one Merlin, two Water Rails, 51 Oystercatchers, 25 Lapwings, two Snipes, one Woodcock, 49 Curlews, 13 Redshanks, 12 Turnstones, 174 Black-headed Gulls, eight Common Gulls, 98 Kittiwakes, and 465 Razorbills.

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