Monday, 6 May 2013

5th May

A pleasant day with just a couple of spells of drizzle mid-morning to complain about; the cracking Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll showed well again although it was slightly more mobile through the day ranging as far as Westness.   New migrants included 5 Sand Martins, 13 Swallows, a count of 67 Wheatears, 6 Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, three Goldcrests (including a British control caught at Holland), 4 Goldfinches and 9 Siskins.    More breeding birds are starting to show up now with 10 Arctic Terns and a single Arctic Skua noted while contrastingly 'winter' birds are still evident with a Lapland Bunting, three Snow Buntings and 14 Redwings lingering on the island.

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