Wednesday, 17 September 2008
At mid day a pectoral sandpiper was seen at Hooking, flying over to Bridesness but disappeared shortly afterwards. The barred warbler remained at the airfield and redstarts rose again to 41, with whinchat numbers also increasing slightly to 16. Wheatears were in abundance with a good count of 113, a flava wagtail was again in the North, a short-eared owl was flushed from Gretchen and a wood warbler was by the Mill. Elsewhere day totals were 28 song thrush, 16 robin, 50 willow warbler, 24 pied flycatcher, 12 spotted flycatcher, 13 garden warbler, 10 blackcap, 2 whitethroat, 2 lesser whitethroat, 5 goldcrest and singles of chiffchaff, reed warbler and sedge warbler.