Sunday, 21 September 2008

21st September

The male CRETZSCHMAR'S BUNTING was still at Sangar first thing feeding on grain along the track, later flying West and worryingly lost by North Manse late morning. Thankfully the bird was re-found in the afternoon nearer Ancum, before heading back to Sangar and again enjoyed by all. With the Observatory staff's efforts concentrating on the cretzschmar's bunting, island coverage was understandably limited. The 5 little stints are still on Bewan Loch, , at least 3 kestrel and the turtle dove remain on the island and other bits and pieces included 2 tree pipit, 5 redstart, 5 whinchat, 5 blackcap, 1 garden warbler, 1 spotted flycatcher, 4 willow warbler, 2 chiffchaff, 7 song thrush, a lesser whitethroat and a reed warbler. New arrivals today were singles of brambling and snow bunting, 5 redwing, a green sandpiper, sand martin, hen harrier, 4 goldcrest but most noteworthy was the appearance of 4 yellow-browed warblers arriving from mid afternoon.

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