Wednesday, 7 September 2016

4th September

A bit of an un-scheduled fall was more than welcomed with very little on the sea the land birds took center stage, the big movers were Meadow Pipit and Wheatear with the day totals reaching 648 and 349 respectively. Willow Warbler numbers reached a respectable 37, there were singles of Garden Warbler, a Wood Warbler was trapped in Holland and a Sedge Warbler was hanging around the obs.
Pied Flycatchers also showed an increase with 8 in various island locations and even more surprisingly a Red-breasted Flycatcher found its way into the conservatory and was eventually caught and ringed.
Other singles included a Redstart at the Old Kirk, a House Martin, a lone Rock Pipit and another Wryneck this time in the Kirbest crop field.
Waders did well again, a Greenshank flew over the obs and the Wood Sandpiper was back on Gretchen accompanied by a Little Stint, a Curlew Sandpiper was also present.
Last but by no means least 5 Lapland Buntings at different locations and 5 Chaffinch in the road by the coastguard hut.
Pied Flycatcher 

Common Redstart

Sand Martin

Wood Sandpiper - All photos George Gay

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