Tuesday, 30 August 2011

30th August

A few interesting waders included a group of 5 Curlew Sandpipers and a Little Stint near the lighthouse and at least 22 Ruffs. A Barred Warbler was in Holland House garden, and 3 Whinchats, a Sedge Warbler, a Whitethroat and 8 Willow Warblers made up the rest of the migrant passerines. Good numbers of Fulmars and Gannets, totalling 357 and 266 respectively, passed by the seawatching hide in 2 hours in the morning, but just 6 Sooty Shearwaters and 1 Storm Petrel were seen during this time.

Although at least 7 Barred Warblers have arrived on the island in the last week, today's bird was the first one to be ringed.

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