Thursday, 14 May 2009
Easterly winds arrived at last, and although no huge numbers the island had a sprinkling of migrants with a bunch of firsts for the year. A common sandpiper was near Sennes, redstart, pied and spotted flycatcher all around Twingness and a corncrake ran across the road into Holland. 2 blackcaps, a willow warbler and a sparrowhawk were spotted at Holland, and 4 sedge warbler and 6 chiffchaff were seen. 4 dotterel came in at Kirbest before flying off east, black redstarts were at the Observatory and Hooking, a late fieldfare and a whinchat were by Cursitter and other migrants included a snow bunting, 2 house martin, 2 sand martin, 3 common redpoll and singles of woodpigeon and collared dove.