Tuesday, 21 August 2012
A quieter day on the whole still had a few decent birds and a nice range of species. A Barred Warbler and a Reed Warbler at Holland House were both ringed birds from earlier in the week, while counts of 26 Willow Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whinchats, 3 White Wagtails and 1 Pied Flycatcher were largely comprised of other non-movers. A Yellow Wagtail on the golf course and a couple of flyover Crossbills were notable new arrivals, and an increase to 71 Wheatears indicated an influx of the species. Non-passerines included the first Pintail and Gadwall for some time among noticeably swelling wildfowl numbers, a Hen Harrier, 5 Swifts, 3 Green Sandpipers, the same Wood Sandpiper and 4 Greenshanks.