A brisk SSW wind saw few new arrivals, although the first Garden Warbler of the year was found at the Haa amongst a small increase in warbler numbers. A Black-tailed Godwit was at Barkland before joining the Oystercatcher flock at Shirva, but otherwise there were very few new additions to the Log. The Red-breasted Flycatcher had relocated to the Obs garden and two Red-backed Shrikes (the male at Chalet and a female still roaming the Boini Mire and surrounding area) were still present as were two Short-eared Owls. A juvenile Swallow (presumably the bird seen earlier in the week) was found dead in one of the buildings at North Haven, a sad end of for a bird that had already had a remarkable life, wherever it had come from.
|Three Common ('Mealy') Redpolls have been caught recently, including this one with a orangey poll.|