Friday, 17 May 2013

Holy Island migrants

Holy Island migrants
In view of the poor forecast we decided to pay a visit to Holy Island looking for stranded migrants.
Our first bird was a skulking Grasshopper Warbler in the dunes. From there we walked along the Straight Lonnen and picked up Common Whitethroat,Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart, the Rocket Field only held a single Dunlin.To increase our tally we needed to check out the area around Snook House,we weren't disappointed on reaching the buildings a small brown coloured bird flew up onto a fence,flicking its tail and showing off its striking supercilium. We realised we had found a female/1st winter Bluethroat.After watching the bird for about 5 minutes we headed off to the Half Moon slack where we added Pied Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler and Short Eared Owl to the list.

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