Tuesday, 14 August 2012

More migrants

The mighty Brownsman cottage towards sunset (David Steel) 

Lingering Kestrel (Bex Outram) 

Several Whinchat remain (David Steel) 

Fieldfare (Bex Outram)

Tuesday 14th August comments: Another day on planet Farnes, another stunning one (the sun was shining) and migrant birds were still present in good numbers. The forecast suggests we may even get more birds, but time will tell. On the migrant front, the early Fiedlfare remained along with plenty of migrants including six Whinchats, eight Pied Flycatchers and four Garden Warblers amongst others. A Green Sandpiper on Brownsman Pond was the most noticeable passage wader highlight along with a flock of six Whimbrel.

Despite the migrants, we haven't forgotten our seabirds as we had a late Puffin chick fledge today and reasonable number of Sandwich Terns remain. Small numbers of Shags and Kittiwakes are still present on the cliffs, but otherwise its thinning out even more. Noticeably winter plumage Guillemots have been sighting in Farne waters...winter already.....not quite. 

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