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twenty second to twenty eighth August – Winds from the northeast convey extra migrants

Brilliant and gentle with winds from the north and
northeast. Robust winds from the east in direction of the top of the week. Low cloud and fog on the twenty sixth.

There has
been a slight improve within the variety of Woodpigeon
with 9 seen on the twenty fifth. A Collared Dove
was seen on the twenty eighth and as anticipated with the Financial institution Vacation, 5 Racing Pigeons had been seen on the twenty seventh
with one other three on the twenty eighth. A lone Swift
was seen feeding with Swallows over
Millcombe on the night of the twenty fourth.

There are
nonetheless waders passing over the island with Ringed
Plover
on the twenty second, twenty sixth, twenty seventh and twenty eighth. A single Whimbrel was recorded on the twenty second, with one other calling over
Ackland’s Moor with two Curlew on
the twenty fourth. A flock of 4 Dunlin and
a person had been seen on the twenty seventh with additional singles on the twenty fourth, and twenty eighth.
Snipe had been seen over South West
Area on the twenty fourth, twenty fifth and twenty seventh. A Frequent
Sandpiper was heard on the twenty seventh and
a Greenshank was calling beneath
Smelly Gully on the twenty second.

 

wo Gray Heron had been seen coming in from the
East on the twenty second. A minimum of one Sparrowhawk
remains to be frequently being seen together with the pair of Kestrel. The vast majority of Skylark
have now left the island with solely a single chook being seen all week. Flocks of
Sand Martin had been seen on the twenty second, twenty fourth and twenty seventh with 12, 9 and eight
seen respectively. There was an apparent improve within the passage of Swallows with a excessive rely of 65 on the
twenty fourth. Three Home Martin had been seen
on the twenty seventh.

The range
of warbler species is now rising as extra head south. Willow Warblers have gotten
much less frequent however there was a excessive rely of 40 on the twenty fourth.  Additionally on the twenty fourth had been ten Chiffchaff, two Sedge Warbler, a Backyard
Warbler, two Whitethroat and a Goldcrest. Two Grasshopper Warblers
had been seen on the twenty seventh. Single Blackcap
had been seen on the twenty sixth and twenty eighth with three on the twenty seventh. A complete of six Whitethroat had been seen on the twenty seventh.

Flycatchers
are nonetheless fairly frequent with 13 Noticed
Flycatchers on the twenty fourth and 7 on
the twenty seventh being the best counts of Wh. Single Pied Flycatchers had been
seen on the twenty third, twenty fourth and twenty eighth with two current on the twenty second. The very best rely
Wheatear was 11 on the twenty fifth with
9 seen on the twenty fourth and twenty seventh. A Black
Redstart was seen by Midway Wall on
the twenty second and a Whinchat was current
on the twenty seventh.

Whinchat, South-West Area © Stuart Cossey

A Gray Wagtail flew over calling on the
twenty seventh together with a rise in alba Wagtails.
A flock of 5 White Wagtails had been seen on the twenty fifth and 6 on
the twenty seventh. Flyover Pied/White Wagtails
have been common because the twenty fifth with a number of being seen within the fields and round
the Village. The coarse ‘sphiz’ flight name of Tree Pipits have been heard all
week with 5 on the twenty second, three on the twenty third, 4 on the twenty fifth, two on the
twenty sixth, seven on the twenty seventh and 9 on the twenty eighth. 
There has additionally been a rise in Meadow Pipit migration with a quantity
of larger flocks seen, together with 38 on the twenty sixth. On the twenty eighth 5 Frequent Crossbill flew south over
Millcombe calling, the primary time this species of finch have been seen this
yr.

In non-avian information 6+ Frequent Dolphin had been within the Touchdown Bay. Hummingbird Hawk-moth had been seen on the twenty fourth, twenty sixth and twenty seventh.

Damp Blackbird throughout low cloud on the twenty sixth © Stuart Cossey

Contributors:
S Cossey, R Ellis, Z Wait, T and A Taylor

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