Wednesday, 22 September 2010

21st September

On what was a predominantly wet day still a few things were seen. 5 Red-throated Diver were the first for a while, 3 Pink-footed Geese were with the Greylags and 5 Gadwall were on gretchen. A Peregrine and 2 Merlin were the raptors seen and the best wader counts were; 67 Ringed Plover, 597 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 173 Snipe and 83 Black-tailed Godwits. 51 Skylark was a reasonable count as was 174 Meadow Pipit, there were single Redstart, Whinchat and Fieldfare and warblers consisted of single Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Willow Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were the first of the year. 2 Spotted and a Pied Flycatcher were in holland and the Hornemanns Arctic Redpoll was still with Linnets at kirbest. 68 Lapland Buntings where dotted around the island.

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