Yellow-browed Warblers and Turtle Dove

4th October 2013 – overcast with rain at times/calm then SW3
There are now two Yellow-browed Warblers on the centre of the island. The birds favour the trees and scrub between the bowling green and pumping station in Vickerstown Park. A Turtle Dove was only the second to be recorded on the island this century.
Morning observations (0830-0930) produced 425 Common Scoter, 11 Gannet, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Razorbill and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Two Chiffchaff and single Spotted Flycatcher and Stonechat were the only additional evidence of grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
Birds were on the move between the pulses of rain through the morning with 2300 Meadow Pipit, 95 Chaffinch, 40 Snipe, 33 Pink-footed Goose, 31 Siskin, 30 Starling, 20 Pied/White Wagtail, 10 Skylark, 10 Linnet, 7 Reed Bunting and 3 Grey Wagtail.
At least 5 Little Egret were seen and raptors included Merlin and Peregrine.
Large Wainscot and Red-lined Quaker were both new for the year.