Sunday, 9 June 2013

9th June

With the wind having switched round to the east there was a sprinkling of late spring migrants across the island today including a Marsh Warbler at Westness, a Spotted Flycatcher and a couple of new Chiffchaffs.   Waders were also in evidence with a Wood Sandpiper on Hooking the pick along with 35 Knot and 27 Bar-tailed Godwits but also noticeable were a few small flocks of commoner species starting to appear including 25 Curlew, 20 Lapwings and 15 Redshank in addition to the breeding birds - presumably failed breeders grouping together already.

 Marsh Warbler

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