Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Dramatic skies were a nice backdrop to a day with new migrants bringing the island to life throughout the hours of daylight. Thrushes and Finches featured heavily today with an obvious arrival of to the island. Small groups of Blackbirds and Song Thrushes could be seen moving around the Lowlands with other individuals scattered amongst the gardens, 26 and 11 respectively were recorded by the end of the day along with a Mistle Thrush. Overhead 82 Chaffinches, a Goldfinch and four Linnets were noted, not the vast numbers that pass by the island during October but still a fantastic sight. A stunning adult male Sparrowhawk snuck through Nant and disappeared into the Plantation where a Woodcock was also flushed from cover.

Off the West Coast 156 Black-headed Gulls moved north with a couple of Common Gulls and a number of Auks.

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