Thursday, 18 September 2008

18th September 2008

A clear night, light south-easterly wind and mist produced the best fall of the autumn so far. At least 30 Goldcrests and 15 phylloscs were present on the island as well as a male Blackcap (see photo right) and several Wheatears.

Passage overhead was also much better with Swallows and Meadow Pipits passing over as well as wagtails (Alba and Greys), a couple of Skylarks and a Sparrowhawk. The first reasonable finch passage was also noted with Linnets and Goldfinches but also included both a Siskin (see photo above left) and a Redpoll caught.

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