|The little Green Machine! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Playing hide and seek! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Eastern Gem, wouldn't stay still! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Awful record shot of the Common Rosefinch! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Tree Pipit showing well, on the cottage roof! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Garden Warbler stops for a rest! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Grasshopper Warbler Farnes style, not a reedbed in sight! (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Pied Flycatcher perches up (Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Spotted Flycatcher showing well (Bex Outram)|
|Another shot of yesterdays Citrine Wagtail! (David Steel)|
August 2013 comments:
And then, they came!
The last two days have seen a deluge of migrant birds
invading the Farnes, from the common to the rare, it’s been something for
everyone to enjoy. Both Rangers and visitors alike have been experiencing the
miracles of migration, as light easterly winds and rain brought birds to the
It all started yesterday with a stunning Citrine Wagtail
found on Inner Farne,
the fourth ever record for the islands! A good omen. If that wasn’t enough, this
morning then saw the discovery of a fantastic Greenish Warbler
on Brownsman Island, which was found feeding
amongst seaweed, bouncing around the island like a tennis ball! It was very
active and just wouldn’t say still, finding plenty of food and fuelling up
before a long migration south. The bird represents just the 11th
record for the islands and the second in two years for this eastern gem.
In addition to this a great variety of migrants were present
on the islands, including several that were caught and ringed as part of
ringing demonstrations happening on the islands throughout the autumn. We’ll
blog about these soon!
To cap off the fall, a Common
was discovered on Brownsman late evening, the first since 2011
and a cherry on top of a nice migrant cake! With more light winds forecast, who
knows what will happen next?! Keep your eyes on Planet Farnes, it’s about to go
Today’s Totals: Greenish Warbler 1, Common Rosefinch 1,
Flycatcher 8, Spotted Flycatcher 3, Redstart 1, Whinchat 8, Garden Warbler 5, Whitethroat
1, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Willow Warbler
19, Tree Pipit 4, Wheatear 5.
I would like to extend a few words on fly catcher machine in India.
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