|Linnets on the roof|
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Another day of strong westerly winds, there felt to be ever so slightly more movement around the island though. A flock of 20 Goldfinches was recorded at Nant and Cristin and few small flocks of Meadow Pipits were around the grassy areas on the island, yet only 36 were recorded, so they are in modest numbers during this time of year. A Lapland Bunting was the highlight of the day, seen briefly on the West Coast.
Other birds around include: 15 Robins, one Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs, five Goldcrests, four, Chaffinches, one Siskin, one Skylark, four Pomarine Skuas, three Great Skuas, one Long-tailed Skua, one Arctic Skua, 42 Curlews, one Golden Plover, one Kestrel, one Sparrowhawk, 25 Mallards, one Grey Heron and 12 Manx Shearwaters.