Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Yellow-browed warbler was todays commonest warbler with 15, others including 6 blackcap, 3 willow warbler, 2 chiffchaff, a lesser whitethroat, a reed warbler and the barred warbler was re-trapped at Holland. A bluethroat was at Westness and redwing are starting to appear in increasing numbers with 41 today. 2 pied flycatcher were trapped at Holland were 2 goldcrest, a robin and a song thrush were also seen and a turtle dove was at nearby Kirbest. In the North a flava wagtail was by Longar, a short-eared owl at Rue and a collared dove at Midhouse. Single great-northern and red-throated divers were in Nouster Bay, waders of interest included 16 black-tailed godwit and 2 grey plover and 3 peregrines were seen.