Wednesday, 11 May 2016

10th-11th May

Things quietened down a bit on the 10th, but there was still plenty about. A Bluethroat, presumably the same bird from the day before, was seen at Veracott. A male Stonechat was at Garso as was the pair of Garganey. A Wood Warbler was found at the Obs and was later trapped and ringed. Other migrants included 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, and singles of Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redpoll. The highlight of the 11th was a Corncrake heard calling in Holland. The first Grasshopper Warbler of the year was at Greenwall and the first Whinchat at Bewan. A Pomarine Skua was seen during a seawatch at Southness along with 150 Gannets. Another Wood Warbler was trapped and ringed at Holland along with 7 Siskin. Also added to the ringing totals was a Black Redstart that wandered into the conservatory at the Obs!

 Wood Warbler (photo George Gay)

 Bluethroat (photo Euan Ferguson)

 Whinchat (photo Euan Ferguson)

Black Redstart (photo George Gay)

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