Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Birds keep coming.

More arrivals today, to add to some lingering species, made for another good day’s birding. The two Citrine Wagtails both lingered and scarcities today included the first two Wrynecks of the autumn (on Dronger and at Chalet) and three Barred Warblers. New arrivals included our first autumn records of Redstart, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (2), Whitethroat and Tree Pipit, with counts of other migrants including 85 Willow Warblers, 25 Garden Warblers, 6 Pied Flycatchers, 6 Whinchat, 5 Chiffchaff, Fieldfare (our 2nd this month) and a Wood Warbler.

Waders have increased, with 10 Sanderling, 22 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 27 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel and 6 Ruff amongst others. The 6 Shelduck remained at Muckle Uri Geo and other records included 6 Grey Herons and a Kestrel.
Another day of easterlies and some showers tomorrow could well see some more birds in; you’ve got to love the autumn!

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