Friday, 12 September 2014

10th - 11th September

Highlights were the re-appearance of the Paddyfield Warbler near Stennabrek and the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at the bird observatory. New Barred Warbler and Common Rosefinch, along with the Wood Warbler at Holland House continued a good spell for scarce migrants, where the bulk of other migrant passerines appear to be with the Redstart, Goldcrest, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and Garden Warbler on 10th, when a House Martin was an unusual find in the mist-nets. Snipe continue to arrive with 219 whilst 3 Little Stints, 9 Ruff and a Grey Plover were at Bridesness. A single Whinchat, the Fieldfare, a Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrels were seen elsewhere.
Much the same followed on 11th with 2 Robins, a Blackcap, 6 Willow warblers and a Pied Flycatcher all fore-mentioned site, with 2 newly arrived Mute Swans the only other new arrival.

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