Sunday, 25 August 2013

24th August

Heavy, persistent rain was certainly the order of the day, setting in early morning and not stopping until the early evening from when thick fog rolled in!   Despite the weather, we put in lots of effort to cover the island, it was tough going but birds seen did include the Greenish Warbler still in the same area, 16 Willow Warblers, two Garden Warblers, single Whitethroat and Whinchat, an increase to 190 Meadow Pipits and three Swifts moving through; there were also 4 Red-throated Divers and a moulting adult Slavonian Grebe in Nouster Bay.   The first birding guests of the autumn had more luck, putting in some seawatching effort and being rewarded with a Balearic Shearwater and two Little Terns in amongst small numbers of Sooty Shearwaters.

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