Monday, 13 August 2012

12th August

With winds in the east, a few migrants were anticipated to appear as the day progressed. By midday, though, the only bird movement of interest involved waders. A count of 42 Snipe included various flocks arriving or departing out to sea, 11 Black-tailed Godwits were seen and 2 Greenshanks and a Green Sandpiper were still around.

The first passerine migrant, found early in the afternoon, was a flighty Citrine Wagtail at Garso Loch. It was subsequently tracked to Ancum Loch, where it was eventually seen well on the ground. Birds were presumably arriving later in the day, with 4 Willow Warblers seen in the evening. The Black-headed Bunting was still near Holland House, and other sightings included a couple of Kestrels and a Manx Shearwater.

A good variety of waders includes several small flocks of Knots.

1 comment:

Alastair said...

Thanks to everyone for trying to get me on to these birds, better luck next time.... see you in a few weeks, I've left a telephone booking.