Wednesday, 23 October 2013

23rd October

Still a similar range of late autumn migrants across the island today just in slightly diminishing numbers; counts had dropped to 100 Blackbirds, 330 Fieldfares, 580 Redwings, 40 Blackcaps (including a Belgian control) and 50 Bramblings.   Two Siberian Chiffchaffs were found and scrutinised in depth along with small numbers of both abietinus and nominate birds while two Black Redstarts added a bit of variety.   Other little bits included two Little Auks and three Common Scoters on the sea, three Whooper Swans which passed over and the very long staying Wood Sandpiper still.

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