Tuesday, 1 October 2013
The strong south-easterly winds still whipping across the island continue to make birding difficult with most birds today being seen along the sheltered west coast; there was a scattering of new common migrants with traditionally later arriving birds starting to dominate the warblers etc. with a Woodpigeon, two Dunnocks, 8 Robins, 22 Song Thrushes, 41 Redwings, 6 Blackcaps, 7 Chiffchaffs, 7 Chaffinches and 11 Bramblings. There were however still 4 Redstarts, 116 Wheatears, 4 Lesser Whitethroats and 5 Willow Warblers still present. Scarcities were represented by a single Great-spotted Woodpecker, the Red-breasted Flycatcher at Nether Linnay still, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers and the Wood Sandpiper.