|Sparrowhawk stalking the Linnets around Nant|
Passerines were fairly thin on the ground today. The Wood Warbler was present for another day, and spent its time flitting around the eastern end of the Plantation. Other Phylloscopus warblers today included four Chiffchaffs and 20 Willow Warblers. A couple of Blackcaps and Goldcrests, 12 Stonechats, mostly the resident pairs and their young, and 16 Wheatears towards the southern end of the island were noted. Linnet numbers were down on yesterdays count but a respectable 186 were still recorded along with 55 Meadow Pipits, 11 Rock Pipits, eight Pied Wagtails and hirundines numbering 55 Swallows and eight House Martins.
|Not the greatest image but the only one obtained of the Wood Warbler as it flitted restlessly amongst the trees at the Plantation|
|Using its extremely long proboscis to sip nectar from flowers|