Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Monday birds

The south easterlies continued, although the strong winds and glaring sun made for difficult birding at times. Best bird today was a Icterine Warbler (the first of the autumn following a very good spring for the species) in Skinners Glig, alongside a Wood Warbler. Elsewhere there was just one Pied Flycatcher, along with 16 Willow Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers and 3 Chiffchaff.
At South Light the flock of juvenile Shelduck had increased to six, which seems to be the highest count on the island for over 20 years!
With the strong winds set to continue tomorrow and rain on its way, I'm sure there'll be more birds around, although it won't be easy conditions to search for them.

Yesterday's picture quiz featured Ed Tooth (our newest JHMF volunteer) and three of the four Wood Warblers, i.e 'Ed Wood Wood Wood' giving the answer: Edward Woodward. Sorry.

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