Friday, 26 August 2016
Yesterday’s Wryneck and one Melodious Warbler stayed on another night, the former on the Mountainside near Cristin and with the latter in Cristin garden itself.
A good day for waders with three Golden Plovers, seven Knots, five Sanderlings, seven Purple Sandpipers, three Dunlins, one Snipe, one Black-tailed Godwit, nine Whimbrels, 11 Redshanks, four Common Sandpipers, and 44 Turnstones recorded during the day, many of which were flying south down the West Coast. More passage at sea included seven Arctic Skuas, two Great Skuas, 3165 Kittiwakes, three Sandwich Terns, four Arctic Terns, 24 ‘Commic’ Terns, and 22 Common Scoters whilst 73 Great Black-backed Gulls was a particularly high count. Further migrants around the island today were one Sand Martin, one Tree Pipit, 17 Wheatears, one Sedge Warbler, three Whitethroats, ten Willow Warblers, and nine Goldcrests.