Friday, 24 May 2013
A completely different day to yesterday, with barely a breath of wind and plenty of late afternoon sunshine. After the sea-watching distractions of the last 24 hours the Paddyfield Warbler was found to still be frequenting the long grass at South Gravity. Once again it occasionally sang, but it can be very mobile and impossible to photograph! There were no sea-watches today, but another 2 Long-tailed Skuas floated north-west along the coast at Twingness mid-morning. There were a few new arrivals on land too, including a 'brown' Common Rosefinch at Holland House, a female 'flava' Wagtail, 13 Snow Buntings, a new male Sparrowhawk and Knot have increased to 20 birds. The 2 Red-backed Shrikes were still in the Ancum area and 8 of the Tree Sparrows also remain.