Friday, 14 September 2012

14th September

The winds persisted, but brighter conditions made bird census slightly easier. Not that there was much evidence of migration - it's quite a poor September day when not a single warbler is seen here. The only noteworthy passerines were 5 Rock Pipits, 10 Lapland Buntings and 4 Snow Buntings; the best new non-passerines were a Peregrine and a Merlin. Sea passage showed little change, with 4 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Manx Shearwaters passing the hide in 2 hours. Around 1,500 Golden Plovers were counted, and an American Golden Plover was still among them.

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