Tuesday, 28 August 2012

25th to 28th August 2012

the generally quiet period continues,
25th August :-  A surprise was a group of 6 Sand Martins feeding about the island. (DCT,PT,NDW)
27th August :- On the sea 2 Arctic Skuas, 6 Guillemots, 4 Gannets. A single Wheatear present. A Yellow Wagtail at the north end.  Ringed 1 Wren. (GB+1,DCT,PT,NDW,PSW et al)    [ 930-29 ]
juvenile Wheatear
 26th August :- see previous posting below

28th August :- No migrants, but the juvenile Wheatear ringed on 14th August was retrapped, still undergoing post juvenile moult and maintaining its body weight, most unexpected as no Wheatears were seen on several days recently. On the sea 1 Gannet, 2 Guillemots, 2 Great Crested Grebes, also wader counts of 53 Turnstones and 13 Redshank. (CJ,DCT,PT,NDW)      photos  CJ

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