It's been a windy and unsettled day as the islands have been cut off from the outside world due to strong south-easterly winds, which have dominated today and its going to get a lot worse before it improves. The wardens are bracing themselves (it could be Thursday before it improves enough to head back to the mainland for provisions), so we’re well stocked and its time to batten down the hatches. However there is one silver lining to the strong winds – they’ll bring migrant birds to the islands and today a small trickle of common migrants arrived but I suspect the best is yet to come…
Highlights: Great crested Grebe – one on sea off Brownsman, the first islands record since 12 September 2007! White-tailed Eagle immature still present, Kestrel, Whinchat 2 Wheatear 2, Willow Warbler 5, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher 2, Lapland Bunting 4.
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