Friday, 15 April 2011

The fall after the day before

Scoter's off Stag Rock (ish) still fresh in my mind

Today dawned rare with the excitement of drake Black Scoter burnt into my retinas I was still on a high while doing the morning rounds. A flick under the solar panels turned into my first Willow Warbler of 2011 with another 8 seen on Inner Farne today.

This mini-fall inspired us to hit Longstone and Brownsman tallying 3 and 13 Willow’s respectively with 3 Wheatear and White Wag spread across the Farnes. These birds, all feeding in minimal cover created an awesome spectacle that perfectly capped off 2 brilliant birding days.

Tonight the stillish cloudy conditions continue so the moth trap is out to pull in whatever’s out there so see you tomorrow.

But until then have some Puffin love taken ealrier this evening.

Visual migration was also apparent with 9 Sand Martin W/NW, Redpoll W, 3 Linnet W while 37 probable Pinkfeet flew north distantly.

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