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Sunday, March 26, 2023

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 the direction of the top of the week. Low cloud and fog on the twenty sixth.

There has
been a slight enhance 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 have 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
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 have been seen on the twenty seventh with additional singles on the twenty fourth, and twenty eighth.
Snipe have been seen over South West
Discipline 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 have been seen coming in from the
East on the twenty second. Not less than one Sparrowhawk
remains to be frequently being seen together with the pair of Kestrel. Nearly all of Skylark
have now left the island with solely a single hen being seen all week. Flocks of
Sand Martin have been seen on the twenty second, twenty fourth and twenty seventh with 12, 9 and eight
seen respectively. There was an apparent enhance within the passage of Swallows with a excessive depend of 65 on the
twenty fourth. Three Home Martin have been seen
on the twenty seventh.

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

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 have been
seen on the twenty third, twenty fourth and twenty eighth with two current on the twenty second. The very best depend
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 Discipline © 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 have 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 couple 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
12 months.

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

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

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

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