Saturday, 5 October 2013

Friday 4th October 2013

Finally some rain and with it a small arrival, notably Blackcap.
Between Crook Ness and Cornelian Bay were 34 Meadow Pipit, 33 Robin, 1 Whinchat (South Cliff), 1 Redstart (Castle Hill), 34 Blackbird, 23 Song Thrush, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 32 Blackcap (including 12 on Castle Hill), 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest (both Long Nab area), 12 Chaffinch and 1 Reed Bunting.
Despite the grim conditions there was a trickle of passage early morning, on the move (south unless stated) were 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Great Skua, 6 Common Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 22 House Martin, 36 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 alba and 4 Tree Sparrow.

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