Monday, 19 May 2014
Rain early morning put mist netting on hold but 2 Tree Sparrows, one of 2 Tree Pipits were trapped there in the evening and a Wryneck was trapped at the Observatory. The Glossy Ibis re-appeared at Hooking Loch where 2 Pink Footed Geese were and 9 Barnacle Geese flew north. 10 Red-breasted Mergansers were counted around the coast where feeding waders included 375 Ringed Plovers, 75 Knot, 270 Sanderling, 147 Purple Sandpipers, 203 Dunlin and 919 Turnstone. At least one Wood Sandpiper was present, a Cuckoo was at Holland House an 2 Sand Martins and a respectable 17 House Martins were counted. 3 White Wagtails were on the North Links whilst a male Grey-headed Wagtail was seen by Gretchen. Also present were 3 Woodpigeons, 6 Collared Doves, 130 Wheatears, 2 male Pied Flycatchers, single Lesser and Common Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 2 each of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff and 6 Common Redpolls.