Wednesday, 28 August 2013
A quieter day with heavy rain in the morning and the winds switching back to the west; most of the notable birds were leftovers from the last few days with the Citrine Wagtail putting in several appearances through the day being seen near Sangar and at Brides Loch and the Grasshopper Warbler still skulking in Kirbist crop along with two Tree Pipits. Small numbers of common warblers were also seen including Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler but again, these were probably lingering birds rather than new migrants. There was a good turnover of waders though, including good counts of 160 Dunlin and 204 Ringed Plover recorded with small flocks seen heading south overhead. Other assorted bits included a juvenile female Peregrine fighting with the local Ravens and single Curlew Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.