Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Today was calm in the morning but soon became blustery with a 30mph wind coming from the south most of the day. Rain was few and far between though so most people managed to get out and about.

The number of crests had increased with 31 Goldcrests around the island plus a nice Firecrest that was caught at the observatory. Other new warblers mostly around the observatory included six Blackcaps, single of Garden Warbler and Whitethroat. A Yellow Wagtail was new in, a bird that is not all that common in the autumn and a Skylark was with it in the north west fields.
Around the Narrows a few new waders were of note with a single Knot and our first two Sanderling for a while as well as 24 Mallards and the lingering female Wigeon.

Other counts include 142 Linnets, a single Goldfinch and Song Thrush as well as a Peregrine, Kestrel and Buzzard.



Firecrest



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