Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Despite continued searches through the day the cretzschmar's bunting appears to have moved on, as did the majority of common migrants. What was left over were 3 whinchat, 27 wheatear, 5 blackcap, 2 lesser whitethroat, 3 goldcrest, 2 white wagtail, a song thrush, a spotted flycatcher and a snow bunting. The hen harrier was seen again in the South, a yellow-browed warbler remained at Holland and 5 red-breasted merganser were seen in the North. A whimbrel was by the airstrip, just 4 little stints are present on Bewan Loch and other wader counts today were 28 bar-tailed godwit, 20 dunlin, 5 purple sandpiper, 92 knot and 410 golden plover.