Sunday, 2 October 2022

2nd October

 Another rough, wet and windy day that provided more migrants and even some more rares! 

The first port of call was our second Lanceolated Warbler in as many days as a bird was found creeping along the wall of the dyke between T1 and T5! Two Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls were present with birds below the School Brae and a second not far from Westness. The Olive-backed Pipit of a few days ago appeared again by Stennabreck while other migrants included Blythii Lesser Whitethroat at Bewan again, two late Willow Warblers at Bewan and Rue, a further two Lesser Whitethroats were at the Shooting Gallery, a lone Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Holland, the Turtle Dove re-appeared in Holland in the evening and the first Grey Phalarope of the year was found on the sea off the Lighthouse and another Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found near Ancum in the Morning.

Tomorrow looks interesting with the winds going slack overnight and some American passerines in Ireland and Norway we remain hopeful! 

                             Lanceolated Warbler - GG
                             Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll - GG

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