More of the same please…

Our third Red-backed Shrike of the autumn arrived today and showed well (Iain English)

Our third Red-backed Shrike of the autumn arrived today and showed well (Iain English)

A very good scattering of migrants including several Reed Warblers (Iain English)

A very good scattering of migrants including several Reed Warblers (Iain English)

One of three Icterine Warblers still with us today (Steve Addinall)

One of three Icterine Warblers still with us today (Steve Addinall)

Not just birds; lots of migratory Painted Lady Butterflies moving through the island (Iain English)

Not just birds; lots of migratory Painted Lady Butterflies moving through the island (Iain English)

Monday 24th August comments: After yesterdays ‘fall’ of migrants it was another busy day as plenty of birds were still present with a few new arrivals. Our third Red-backed Shrike of the autumn appeared, at least three Icterine Warblers remained alongside two barred Warblers. Other good birds included ‘Blue-headed Wagtail, and an island record of 15 Reed Warblers.

It has been a magical spell for the island with some very good totals of migratory birds which all adds to our knowledge base. As we say out here, if it moves, we record it!

Today’s highlights: Sparrowhawk 2, kestrel 3, Peregrine 1, Common Sandpiper 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Snipe 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 50, Garden Warbler 20, Barred Warbler 2, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Icterine Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 15 (new island record), Pied Flycatcher 20, Spotted Flycatcher 6, Fieldfare 2, Whinchat 22, Wheatear 4, Grey Wagtail 1, Yellow Wagtail 3 including Blue-headed Wagtail, Tree Pipit 25 and Meadow pipit 45.

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