Thursday, 3 October 2013

3rd October

The strong south-easterlies continued, but a bit of rain helped drop in a few more birds than yesterday. The surprise highlight was a Golden Oriole which flew down the Links golf course (the most exposed part of the Island!!), rested for 10 minutes then flew back north again. Other notables were the Great Spotted Woodpecker still and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers scattered around. Counts of common migrants came to 3 Jack Snipe, 4 Dunnocks, 17 Robins, 70 Wheatears, 24 Song Thrushes, 40 Redwings, 16 Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Lapland Buntings and another Snow Bunting influx with 173 logged.

Golden Oriole-our 4th of the year!!

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