Monday, 23 August 2010


A good walk around the patch, hoping for some migrants (NE wind overnight). Two Willow Warblers and 3 fly-over Crossbills were a good start but it just never got better, Wheatears still everywhere, with 100+ now in the area, 2 Purple Sands still on the rocks, a Ruff out on the headland (year tick) and a single Knot.
The beaches were pretty much empty, apart from 20 Dunlin and about 25 'alba' Wagtails, this was mainly due to the coastguard helicopter doing 'exercises' for most of the day.

Wheatears, by the fencefull.

Willow Warbler.


Last night's sunset over Fitful Head.

The coastguard during 'wader scaring exercises'.

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