Wednesday, 15 August 2012

15th August

In continuing favourable conditions, there were still good numbers of birds on the island, although a high proportion of non-movers from the previous day indicated little overall flux of migrants. Scarcities first: The Greenish Warbler remained at Westness all day, the Red-backed Shrike was seen near the post office and 2 Barred Warblers were trapped and ringed at Holland House. A Wood Sandpiper and a Crossbill were the most notable new arrivals.

Counts of common migrants came to 4 Whinchats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Garden Warblers, 32 Willow Warblers 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Swift. A Peregrine was seen in the afternoon, and 5 Grey Herons, 15 Ruffs, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers and 6 Common Sandpipers were also logged.

Willow Warbler

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