Thursday, 22 September 2011

21st September

The LESSER KESTREL was located at Holland House, where it remained for most of the day, sheltering from the strong wind on the leeward walls of the building. The best new bird was a flighty Short-toed Lark near Bewan Loch, while the previous week's Ortolan Bunting reappeared on the north coast. At least 2 Common Rosefinches, a Barred Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were still present, and counts of other passerines included 8 Willow Warblers, 3 Goldcrests, 7 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Robin, 2 Whinchats, 2 Song Thrushes and 12 Lapland Buntings. A Curlew Sandpiper on the golf course was new, and the Slavonian Grebe and Hen Harrier remained from earlier days.

Lesser Kestrel

Short-toed Lark

1 comment:

Imperfect and tense said...

I didn't realise that Lesser Kestrels had such big appetites!