Tuesday, 9 September 2014


 Andy Field and Glyn Evans walked the north side of the Island on a sunny Monday 8th as part of the national high tide wader and wildfowl count. Glyn passed these photos to me such as this obliging whinchat pictured above, one of seven noted along the seawall - Five at Maydays and two near the Oyster Fishery.

Also heading south with the whinchats were three wheatears, one pictured above.
The only other migrant count of note was of eight yellow wagtails.

Two sparrowhawks were seen briefly together, this one passing nicely overhead.
The sunny weather also saw eight common buzzards and two hobbies in flight.

This common tern was one of about ten seen in the Pyefleet channel.
Also of interest along the channel were 4 greenshank, common sandpiper and a whimbrel.

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