Wednesday, 15 May 2013

15th May

With the wind back in the east and a bit of rain in the morning there was a nice selection of birds present as the highlights included a single Dotterel on Torness, a Wryneck at Ancum, a female Red-backed Shrike at Brigg and an Icterine Warbler found late on at Lurand.   Other migrants logged through the day included a Sparrowhawk, three Woodpigeons, 5 Tree Pipits, 2 Redstarts, a Fieldfare, 2 Pied Flycatcher, two Sedge Warblers, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, two Whitethroats, the first Garden Warbler of the year trapped at Holland, three Blackcaps, three Chiffchaffs, 9 Willow Warblers, a Common Redpoll and an influx of 6 Carrion Crows while yesterday's Cuckoo and Turtle Dove were still around Holland.   Also of note was an unseasonal Whooper Swan which joined a pair of Mute Swans on Brides Loch and at least 42 Knot feeding with large numbers of other waders around the shore which included 800 Turnstone

Yesterday's Cuckoo was eventually trapped today


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