Sunday, 8 May 2016

6th-8th May

Poor winds for migration resulted in a quiet couple of days with few birds about. 8 Whimbrel, 3 Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler were the only birds of note on the 6th. On the 7th a flavissima Yellow Wagtail was seen at Brides, a subspecies rare here with flava and thunbergi much more regular. The winds turned south-easterly on the 8th and brought in more birds including some firsts for the year, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat and Jackdaw. Also seen were 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 2 House Martins, 2 Siskin and a Sparrowhawk and Short-eared Owl.

 Yellow Wagtail (photo Carmen Azahara)

 Lesser Whitethroat (photo Euan Ferguson)

Whimbrel (photo Euan Ferguson)

White Wagtail (photo George Gay)

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