Saturday, 13 April 2013

12th April

The brisk wind and showers died away to produce a lovely, sunny day with a good scattering of migrants across the island; our totals (counted in between rounding up sheep!) comprised 24 Robins - including a Norwegian ringed bird trapped at Holland House, 8 Dunnocks, 26 Pied Wagtails, a fine adult male Sparrowhawk also caught at Holland House in the evening, 129 Meadow Pipits (easily the highest count of the year so far), two Wheatears, a Mistle Thrush, 12 Chaffinches, a Siskin, 14 Rooks and two Snow Buntings.   Other notable counts included 113 Golden Plover, 286 Sanderling and 13 Red-breasted Mergansers.

 
Sparrowhawk

1 comment:

Shetland House Sparrow Project said...

Hi, I trapped a Norwegian ringed Robin at Skeld in Shetland yesterday,13th April.
Ring no. EF93096. Stavanger Mus. Norway.