|Still lingering on the island, despite never being settled, most people have managed decent views of the Crane.|
The winds stayed largely in the North-east and a few birds trickled in, although it was clear that conditions later on during Friday had become more favourable for migrants arriving. A small fall was liberally scattered with scarcities with the best being a female-type Golden Oriole in Troila Geo although, unfortunately, it lingered for only a couple of minutes before heading out the geo never to be seen again. Other picks from the bunch of migrants today included two Icterine Warblers, a female Red-backed Shrike, a female Grey-headed Wagtail (with another flyover flava wag) and Black Redstart. Other signs of the arrival included a Reed Warbler (trapped in the Gully), 6 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 6 Garden Warbler (the highest count of the spring!), 5 Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Redstart, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 2 Kestrel, Swift and 17 House Martin.
|You aint seen me, right?|