Wednesday, 3 July 2013

2nd - 3rd July

Despite searching through the 300 Golden Plovers on the island over the last couple of days there was no sign of the Pacific Golden Plover seen on the 1st; there has still been a turnover of waders on the island with small groups of Black-tailed Godwits appearing in the fields along with small numbers of Curlew heading south and fluctuating numbers of Dunlin in amongst the regular Knot flock around the top of the island.   There has been little else of note with a House Martin and a new male Crossbill on seen on 2nd while a female Crossbill and Pied Flycatcher remain.   The very long-staying Golden Oriole has been showing very well now that it has developed its new feeding technique of following the fencelines and hovering over the long grass before swooping down to pick out an insect.

The breeding waders are still busy with several Curlew chicks found over the last few days

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