Monday, 2 November 2015
Low cloud cover, thick fog, and a little drizzle downed a fair number of migrants overnight, though it quickly gave way to glorious sunshine by mid-morning.
Some of yesterday's Long-tailed Tits remained another day with at least 13 on the island. One Black Redstart performed well in the evening light at Cafn.
Around the island today were two Buzzards, two Water Rails, one Golden Plover, four Snipes, three Woodcocks, one Whimbrel, 36 Curlews, seven Redshanks, 14 Turnstones, 560 Black-headed Gulls, five Common Gulls, 49 Skylarks, 80 Blackbirds, 140 Fieldfares, 22 Song Thrushes, 150 Redwings, four Mistle Thrushes, six Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs, one (very late) Willow Warbler, 41 Goldcrests, two Firecrests, five Great Tits, 95 Carrion Crows, 1071 Starlings, 172 Chaffinches, eight Bramblings, seven Siskins, four Lesser Redpolls, and two Reed Buntings.