Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Migration at St Marys.

15th /16th September.

Past couple of days have found me in the mist, rain, and even bright sunshine seeking to find any migrant birds on the back of the weather.

The cemetery held a great mixed feeding flock, Long-tailed tits in good numbers along with single Wood warbler and Yellow-browed warbler. The first a patch rarity, and the second quite early. Also seen were Garden Warbler, Brambling, and Coal tit.

On to the wetland area, plenty Robin, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Chaffinch and Chiffchaff were located. Up at the mounds Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Chiffs, and Goldcrest seen. Back too the Willows and best bird here Red-breasted flycatcher showed often though never still and was elusive, im sure a few ticked this bird without good views, many dont seem the have the patience to wait for good confirmation.

Plenty waders on the tides, good numbers and Curlew Sandpiper and Bar-tailed godwit, among the Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstones, Ringed Plover, and Redshank.

Nice to see a few faces about that usually come during the Autumn migration as well as lots of regulars, the more eyes the merrier.

Seawatching was light on birds, though a few others managed sightings.

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