Barred Warbler takes star billing

6th September 2008 - early rain, then showers NE4/5
A juvenile Barred Warbler in roadside bushes at Snab Point provided the highlight of the day.
Several periods of observation through the course of the day provided totals of 70 Sandwich Tern, 57 Gannet, 12 Common Scoter, 12 Shag, 7 Arctic Skua, 6 Razorbill, 5 Arctic Tern, 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Pintail and a Storm Petrel.
Diurnal Migration
The only notable sighting involved 4 Swift.
Grounded Migrants
Apart from the Barred Warbler a scattering of migrants included 25 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and single White Wagtail and Goldcrest.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit.
At least 11 Little Egret remain and raptors included Merlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and 3 Kestrel.
Barred Warbler