Migrants on the May

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migrants on the move through the island (Jamie Coleman)

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Birds like Wheatears heading south (Jamie Coleman)

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Blackcaps heading south (Jamie Coleman)

Saturday 9th September comments:  At this time of year migrants birds have replaced our breeding seabirds as small passerines are moving through, using the island as a vital stop-over. Northern breeders such as Wheatears, Whinchats and warblers are currently moving with more to arrive over the next few weeks.

However soon we’ll be welcoming other birds on the move as Fieldfares, Blackbirds and Redwings start heading into the UK for the winter from breeding grounds in Scandinavia. The Island at this time of year acts as one big service station, as birds stop off to refuel before heading on their way (to whichever part of the world they are heading).

As well as usual arrivals, if the wind is in the east we can expect a few rarities along the way and in recent months we’ve welcome our second ever Great White Egret and third Two-barred Crossbill! Even today we noted our second ever Goshawk…so if you visit, keep the eyes to the skies…

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