Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The weather today started with a brisk south-westerly gusting at 33mph. However it calmed down by midday and westerlies lasted until the evening. The Isabelline Wheatear was the star bird, spending most of the day near Solfach giving close views.

Isabelline Wheatear -  Steve Stansfield

Photo: Steve Stansfield

Showing the tail pattern which differs slightly to Northern Wheatears       Photo: Steve Stansfield

Other bird news was decent, some highlights were: two Sparrowhawks, one Kestrel, one Peregrine, nine Ringed Plovers, one Purple Sandpiper, three Dunlins, one Whimbrel, 51 Curlews, four Redshanks, 57 Turnstones, one Great Skua, one Black-headed Gull, two Sand Martins, two Grey Wagtails, two White Wagtails, one Whinchat, 13 Stonechat, one Garden Warbler, 18 Goldcrests and 113 Linnets.

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