Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday on Skokholm


Mostly a warm and sunny day on Skokholm today with new migrants on the island first thing and another small arrival in the early afternoon.  Small numbers of in-coming warblers included Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler and the bird of the day was a Black Redstart caught and ringed after being found in the Wheelhouse Net.  Efforts with spring-traps yielded a fine female Greenland Wheatear and another one of these migrants was among the breeding nominate types.

The Chough were vocal on the island today and the island Ravens include a nest containing four young. Small numbers of waders included regular Whimbrel, Curlew and four Ringed Plovers with a fly-over Green Sandpiper too.


Neil M
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