Saturday, 4 September 2010

A few days of migrant trickle

A few migrants have been trickling through over the past few days. Highlight this morning was a Nuthatch found by Julian and Henerz in the cemetery. These birds are a scarce visitor to the summit area with only a few records each year. However, if you want it for your Orme list there is a pair that frequents Happy Valley and Invalids Walk.
Other migrants today included 2 Spotted Flycatcher in the churchyard, a Whinchat on the limestones as well as a Golden Plover, Merlin, 6 Wheatear and 3 Commin Snipe. Up to six Snipe have been present over the past few days. Three Tree Pipits flew over on Thursday morning while yesterday's highlight were 3 Great spotted Woodpeckers.

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