Friday, 16 September 2011

15th September

New migrants, still rather few and far between, nevertheless included an eclectic hat-trick of species that were new for the autumn: an adult Slavonian Grebe on Ancum Loch was a bit of a surprise, a Short-eared Owl gave fantastic views nearby, and a Jack Snipe lurking in the irises at Kirbest narrowly missed our mist nets. The selection of passerine migrants was similar to previous days, with census counts coming to 3 Common Rosefinches, 2 Barred Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 17 Lapland Buntings and a Snow Bunting.

Other sightings included the Scaup, a Grey Plover, 2 Merlins and a Kestrel.

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