Thursday, 27 September 2012

27th September

A couple of Little Buntings seen in the morning were in very different locations to recent birds and were likely to be fresh migrants. A Pectoral Sandpiper was the day's other highlight, adding to an impressive tally of the species this year. Passerine migrants were still scattered around the island in reasonable numbers, including 143 Song Thrushes, a Ring Ouzel, 9 Redwings, 8 Redstarts, 2 Whinchats, 12 Tree Pipits, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 25 Bramblings and 5 North-Western Redpolls. Snow Buntings reached a new high of 151 and 18 Lapland Buntings were seen. And both American Golden Plovers were still here.

Three Merlins featured among a good line-up of birds of prey that also included 3 Hen Harriers, 2 Peregrines, 2 Kestrels and a Short-eared Owl.

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