Friday, 8 April 2011

8th April

A first-winter Iceland Gull was in Linklet Bay in the morning, and a second bird was seen in the afternoon. There was not a lot else to report: 2 Swallows were near the lighthouse, a Woodpigeon was near Bridesness and a Lapland Bunting was at the north of the island. The day's Wheatear count reached 39 birds, and a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, a Robin, a Rook and a Siskin all remained.

Today's Lapland Bunting was a particularly smart specimen.

A small number of Redwings have been present for most of the winter, but we are now seeing a few more of these, and other thrushes, passing through on migration.

Numbers of Swallows should increase over the coming days.

You can probably guess who has just got a new camera for his birthday!

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