|Lanceolated Warbler at Field, so hard to pick out that my camera focussed on the grass instead of the bird.|
Blyth’s Reed Warbler on the beach at Easter Lother, which was later confirmed when the bird was trapped.
Little Bunting on Dronger (14th), Bluethroat (14th-16th), Barred Warbler (16th), a couple of Common Rosefinch (including an adult female trapped) and up to 5 Yellow-browed Warblers. Although there were not huge numbers of migrants, some high counts included 50 Blackcaps (15th), 51 Brambling (16th), 36 Goldcrest (14th), whilst a few other notable records included up to 11 Crossbill, Black Redstart, up to 7 Woodcock (including 3 trapped), the first Yellowhammer of the year (on 15th and trapped the following day) and a scattering of Lesser and Mealy Redpolls.
|This Yellow Wagtail is lingering around South Harbour.|
|Hen Harriers have been putting on good performances across the island.|
|This Little Auk was twitchable in North Haven on 16th.|
|A lingering Grey Phalarope in South Haven was joined by a second bird on 17th. Despite sheltering in the Havens, they picked the rougher South Haven to keep up their reputation as hardy pelagic species!|
|Although it did give good views, they were mostly brief as the OBP found plenty of things to hide under.|
|'Randy Morgan' (aka Marilyn) proves to be a convincing bucaneer.|
|Carrie and Jason (and Archie) also get into the spirit of things.|
|Most of the pictures of Rob I have are at the bar, which isn't a fair reflection of his time here. So here's one of him taking part in the Sheep Hill. Bye for now Rob, see you next year!|