Wednesday, 22 May 2019

21st May


Super calm through the day again but the merest hint of a breeze now came from the NW which should have meant the fog disappeared but it was so light that it was still lingering nearby, sometimes encroaching on the island; there were limited new birds through the day with the highlights all being long-staying birds including the Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at the Obs, the male Common Rosefinch trapped at Holland in the evening and the Wood Warbler still at Ancum Willows.

                Other totals included 20 Great-northern Divers, a drake Garganey, a Sparrowhawk, further increases in wader numbers, most notably 172 Oystercatchers, 323 Ringed Plovers, 88 Knot, 271 Sanderling, 89 Dunlin and 501 Turnstone, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Doves, a Robin, a Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 16 Sedge Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree Sparrows and a Common Redpoll.

Common Rosefinch

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