Monday, 22 August 2011

22nd August

A Lesser Whitethroat was an unexpected migrant at Holland House, where 2 Willow Warblers were also present. There was little else of note besides the usual waders which included 27 Ruffs, over 500 Golden Plovers and numerous small groups of Knots.

Most of the Knots are confiding juvenile birds that have taken to feeding in the short turf just outside the sheep dyke. The numbers that pass through the island vary considerably from year to year, and counts of over 600 have occurred on a couple of occasions.

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