Monday, 15 April 2019

14th April

A similar day again with a strong, cold SE wind scouring the island and plenty of bright sunshine; migrant numbers were down compared to recent days but the first Willow Warbler of the year made it through and was along the road by the airstrip.   Other totals included a young female Peregrine which killed a Gadwall on Torness, a Dunnock, 19 Robins, 14 Wheatears, a Redwing, 4 Chiffchaffs and 3 Goldcrests.   Also of note were 3 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pintail, a Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Hen Harrier and 4 Great Skuas.

Fighting Chiffchaffs

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