Wednesday 19 August 2015

19th August 2015

Weather: SSE force 1/2, later SW4 with rain
A Willow Warbler seen at Little Eye on approach to the island raised hopes of a small passage, and indeed there were about 9 birds found, together with a male Wheatear (left). There is still a Whimbrel around the island and a Rock Pipit was at the north end after a couple of blank days. As on most visits this year, very few butterflies, although a Painted Lady and a Red Admiral today could be classed as migrants. A search of the east hoyle found 2 male Peregrines lingering there, with waders including 3 Knot, 100 Dunlin, 30 Sanderling and 30 Curlew.
Ringed: 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Linnets, 1 Meadow Pipit    [ 361-34 ]
(DB,CJ,NDW,CJW et al)     photo  CJ

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