Thursday, 23 August 2012

23rd August

The previous day's migrant clear-out continued overnight, a general passerine exodus leaving very little behind for the morning census. A couple of Barred Warblers included a new bird ringed at the observatory and a Wood Warbler remained at Holland House, but other small migrants numbered just 2 Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler. At least 29 Swifts came through during the morning, and some raptor interest was provided by a Hen Harrier, a Kestrel and - the bird of the day - a Common Buzzard that appeared near the observatory in the afternoon.

Barred Warbler

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