Monday, 8 August 2022

Another ridiculously warm day on the Island with clear sunny skies; early morning birding produced two Little Egrets roosting with 96 Kittiwakes on the South End, the first Snipe of the autumn on the Narrows and a Tree Pipit in the Wetlands. During the day a good movement of nine Sand Martins, 96 Swallows and 26 House Martins occurred. The afternoon produced a male Redstart at Cristin and a fly-over Stock Dove

Redstart © Ed Betteridge
Kittiwake © Ed Betteridge 

Other birds a Grey Heron, two Mallards, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, a Dunlin, three Whimbrels, 13 Curlews, two Redshanks, two Common Sandpipers, 28 Turnstones, 13 Mediterranean Gulls, two Sandwich Terns, three Sedge Warblers, four Whitethroats, six Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, 25 Willow Warblers, 139 Linnets. The non-avian highlight of the day was a Migrant Hawker over the rocks at the tip of the South End.

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