Friday, 10 June 2016

7th-10th June

The sunny spell continued as migrants became increasingly thin on the ground. A Grey Wagtail was seen at Gretchen on the 7th, and there was a Siskin at Holland. A Swift, Collared Dove, Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher were all seen at Holland on the 8th. A pair of Red-necked Phalaropes were found on Gretchen on the morning of the 9th  and showed well before disappearing in the afternoon. A flock of Bar-tailed Godwits on Gretchen also on Gretchen has been slowly building up and reached 105 birds on the 9th, the highest ever count on the island for this species. Another Swift was seen from the Obs on the 10th and a Cuckoo was seen every day around the airport and Trebb. 

 Red-necked Phalaropes (photo Carmen Azahara)

Cuckoo (photo Euan Ferguson)

Arctic Skua (Photo Euan Ferguson)

Starling (Photo George Gay)

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