Saturday 20 September 2014

Bundle Head

Whilst most inland areas were under a thick veil of mist and low cloud early this morning, there was bright warm sunshine bathing the coast as I walked from the Ness across the golf course to Bundle Head. Several small groups of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps were moving quickly along the hedgerows and consequently proved difficult to count, with minimums of 15 and 8 respectively. Tagging along with them were a Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrests, 5 Song Thrushes and 2 Stonechats, with the most unexpected sighting being a male Yellowhammer atop an ash tree. Overhead passage was minimal, just 10 or so Meadow Pipits and a Grey Wagtail south.

Late news: I caught up with the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper at Flow Point on Thursday, although there was no sign of it yesterday afternoon.

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