Thursday, 25 October 2018

25th October


A much nicer day with lighter WNW winds, wet in the morning with plenty of showers sweeping across the island but a drier and brighter afternoon; a handful of new birds dug up included a 1st winter Yellow Wagtail at Trolla (one of the western races) and a Common Redpoll at Senness along with the Great Grey Shrike still and the Green-winged Teal again on Gretchen.

                Other migrants across the island included 3 Hen Harriers, single Kestrel and Merlin, a Short-eared Owl, 46 Meadow Pipits, 23 Rock Pipits, a Pied Wagtail, a Dunnock, 11 Robins, 3 Wheatears, 270 Redwing, 17 Chaffinches, 44 Brambling, 8 Twite, a Lapland Bunting and 34 Snow Buntings.

                Also of note were 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Jack Snipe and 230 Snipe.


Yellow Wagtail

Great Grey Shrike

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