Friday, 7 November 2008

6th November

Thrushes were trickling in through the day with final totals of 231 redwing, 112 blackbird, 99 fieldfare and 5 song thrush, and woodcock were well represented with 18. 2 Long-eared owls were in the North, as was the day's highlight with a pallas's warbler at Ires Taing. Other passerines included a black redstart at Garso, 8 robin, 7 chiffchaff, 27 goldcrest and a minimum of 24 waxwing. A greenfinch was by the lighthouse, 3 brambling in East Loch Park and 2 lapland bunting by Kirbest. Elsewhere on the island the canada goose remains at Bridesness, 3 jack snipe were at Westness and 47 dunlin in fields with golden plover.

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