Monday, 16 September 2019

Today was calm and sunny with wind from the west swinging to the north still giving a cold feel. It is becoming more evident that the summer is gone and winter is not far off now.

Birds seemed to be fairly thin on the ground today, there was an increase in Chiffchaffs seen both at the farm and at nant with 35 in total, Northern Wheatears put in a good show with 23 plus the Isabelline still on the narrows. Waders around that area saw little improvement with 42 Turnstones, 12 Redshanks, a single Dunlin and two Golden PloversMeadow Pipits were seen in abundance at time with 154 on the island. Some of these Meadow Pipits were caught on the beach using a tape lure which proved very productive and pipits seem to come to the tape from all directions.

Elsewhere there were 12 Robins, 173 Linnets plus a single Goldfinch, 31 Magpies, four Blackcaps, singles of Kestrel and Buzzard, two Sparrowhawks and five Common Scoter.

Golden Plover
Isabelline Wheatear 

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