Thursday, 22 August 2013

22nd August

Definitely the start of autumn today, overcast with a brisk easterly wind adding a fair bit of anticipation to the daily census; new passerines as a result included an Icterine Warbler at Ancum Willows, a Pied Flycatcher at the Obs and a total of 9 Willow Warblers around the island.   A fine summer plumaged Grey Plover was also new along with a good total of 40 Black-tailed Godwits consisting mainly of juvenile birds; another influx of ducks was also noted with counts of 61 Teal, 83 Mallard and 9 Shoveler.

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