Saturday, 26 May 2012

25th May

There were few new migrants, but 3 Temminck's Stints at Westness easily made up for the shortage. The observatory has 6 previous records of this tiny wader, all of which involved just single birds. A Dotterel also near Westness may have been the bird seen earlier in the week; the Yellowhammer, the Little Gull, 2 Icterine Warblers and a single Red-backed Shrike were all lingering from previous days.

Other sightings included a Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatchers, a Tree Sparrow, a Tree Pipit, a Common Redpoll, 2 Sparrowhawks and a Short-eared Owl.

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