Saturday, 24 September 2011

23rd September

With such a run of good birds in the preceding week, it felt slightly disappointing to go an entire day without finding a single new rarity; but we could hardly complain when we still had 2 BUFF-BELLIED PIPITS, 2 Citrine Wagtails and a Short-toed Lark to enjoy. There were still plenty of the more routine migrants around too, including a Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warblers, 16 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 4 Goldcrests, 3 Robins, 2 Whinchats, 3 Song Thrushes, a Redpoll and 30 Lapland Buntings.

A Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Grey Plovers were the only noteworthy waders. A movement of wildfowl involved a couple of Whooper Swans and 418 Pink-footed Geese.

The Kirbest Citrine Wagtail

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