Sunday, 25 August 2013

25th August

Today's frustrating weather was extremely thick fog from dawn but fortunately it cleared rapidly from late morning to leave a lovely sunny day with a fine array of migrants making the most of the warm afternoon; the highlights included a Nightjar, originally seen late last night near Sangar which had relocated to Holland House where it bounced out of several mist nets, the Greenish Warbler again at Caven, an Icterine Warbler at South Ness and a Common Rosefinch at Senness.    The supporting cast was made up of a Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Whinchats, two Reed Warblers, 3 Whitethroats, 10 Garden Warblers, 17 Willow Warblers, 6 Pied Flycatchers and single Redstart, Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat.   Waders also passed through including 5 Greenshank, two Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper.

The morning Nightjar in the fog

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