Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Once again a rather pleasant day as stunning sunshine fought with a rather fresh breeze from the south. New migrants could be found scattered across the island with four Spotted Flycatchers and two flyover Tree Pipits the highlights.

Spotted Flycatcher
Warblers increased inland, particularly Blackcaps with 34 seen, as well as four Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, three Chiffchaffs, 13 Willow Warblers, and three Goldcrests. The Hooded Crow was seen touring the island though suspicions seem to suggest more than one bird may be involved. Overhead finch passage totalled one Siskin, 45 Goldfinches, 129 Linnets, and four Lesser Redpolls whilst 23 Common Scoters were seen at sea. A flock of 16 Purple Sandpipers were on The Narrows with two Common Sandpipers, the first Skylark in weeks flew over, and 27 Wheatears were around the coastline.

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