Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A change in the weather

Weather very variable, dawn was wet, milder and overcast and as the day progressed the wind became stronger, a few showers, murky and then sunny and a fresh SW wind, temp between 14º initially and 10º later.

A turnaround today with a moderate fall of migrants on the land, on the sea I managed singles of Pomarine, Arctic and Great Skua (more of each were seen, see the PBO website for more details) and seventeen Common Scoter but as there were a few more land migrants around I did not spend too long on a sea watch.
A Hobby in off the sea, ten plus Willow Warbler, five Chiffchaff, ten plus Whitethroat, six Garden Warbler, two Blackcap, three Reed Warbler, four Sedge Warbler, three Spotted Flycatcher, three Whinchat, two Redstart, two Yellow Wagtail and a single Wheatear, also a Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, two Whimbrel and two Raven. Minimal passage of Swallows and a couple of Swift. (good to see you JR)

 Spotted Flycatcher
Dunnock (lacking carotenoids?)

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