24.08.21 Pied Flycatchers

A brisk NNE wind this morning with clear skies.

Less activity than the day before but 2 vocal Pied Flycatchers in the old trapping area were a welcome sight, following on from my first on the late date of 20th August. c10 Willow Warbler, c20 Common Whitethroat, singles of Grasshopper, Sedge, & Reed Warbler. Also present in singles were Whinchat and Redstart. A flock of 16 Yellow Wagtail were put up by a Kestrel for behind the pub this morning. There are few cattle on the headland this autumn which I think is reducing the visibility of this species. RB had a Short-eared Owl nr. the pub which put on a lovely appearance at dusk, also several flocks of Yellow Wagtail over amounting to c30 birds.

The days prior were all fairly similar with variable, low single digits of most expected migrants. Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat remain the commonest warblers to be seen.


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