Thursday, 25 August 2011

25th August

Although numbers of migrants were clearly lower than the previous day, a scattering of birds was present and most appeared to be new arrivals. Only 1 Barred Warbler was seen, but 4 Wrynecks and 2 Common Rosefinches were also recorded. A male Stonechat was perhaps the most unusual sighting, while a variety of other passerines included 2 Tree Pipits, a Common Redstart, 4 Whinchats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, 6 Garden Warblers, 32 Willow Warblers and 2 Pied Flycatchers.

The Merlin and the Peregrine were still on the island, and a Swift passed through. A short seawatch produced 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 7 Manx Shearwaters.


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