Monday, 30 September 2013

30th September

A lovely sunny day with a brisk south-easterly wind making things a bit tricky out in the field; the usual spread of scarcities were across the island including a new Red-breasted Flycatcher at Nether Linnay, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Common Rosefinch, two Great-spotted Woodpeckers and the Pectoral Sandpiper still.   A Green Sandpiper was new along with some good duck counts with 423 Teal, 73 Pintail and 25 Tufted Ducks seen between Hooking and Brides.   There were still some earlier migrants hanging on including Whinchat, Redstart, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler while there was a small increase to 8 Bramblings and 6 Chaffinches.

Red-breasted Flycatcher

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