Tuesday, 31 May 2011

30th May

New birds were thin on the ground during the morning census counts: a Grey Plover, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Greenfinch, a Siskin and a Crossbill were the only notable arrivals. The ScaupTurtle Dove, Cuckoo, Icterine Warbler and Wood Warbler were all still present. A northbound movement of 240 Turnstones was noted in the afternoon, while other waders on the island included 8 Whimbrels and 2 Black-tailed Godwits. A late night cycle around the island listening out for Corncrakes and Quails revealed none of the former, 1 of the latter and a bonus Short-eared Owl.

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