Friday, 11 September 2015

9th September

The moderate south-easterly wind delivered a few birds today, but on the whole there's very much a feeling of 'more to come' as the week progresses. The first 2 Yellow-browed Warblers of the year lurked in the Irises at Ancum Loch and Westness respectively with the Citrine Wagtail, now at Bridesness maintained top billing for another day. A mixture of new and old passerines worthy of a mention included 4 Whinchats, 50 Wheatears, 2 Sedge Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Tree Sparrow. The Marsh Harrier remained, with 3 Pintails new among ever increasing number of wildfowl and 11 Sooty Shearwaters passed by in a brief sea-watch.

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