We predicted that there was a good chance of a Yellow-browed Warbler today but we did not expect to find four! IG & SE managed to locate four birds around the Obs, a single day record count. During the morning birds were found in the Mount, the Cemetery and IG's back garden, and another was found in the Memorial Park during the afternoon.
The rarest bird though was a NUTHATCH which dropped in with a Jay; this species is just about annual here.
42 Wigeons west, 33 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 3 Auk sp. west and 2 Sandwich Terns west.
38 Pink-footed Geese south, 9 Skylarks south, 7 Swallows south, 1 Redwing south-east, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 41 Meadow Pipits south, 21 Chaffinch south-east, 14 Goldfinch south, 1 Siskin east and 4 Reed Buntings south-east.
1 Jay, 8 Goldcrests, 6 Coal Tits, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Wrens, 9 Song Thrushes, 5 Redwings, 15 Robins, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechats and 4 Wheatears.
180 Wigeons, 75 Teal, 1 Pintail, 6 Little Egrets, 32 Golden Plovers, 600 Lapwings, 160 Turnstones, 525 Redshanks and 1 Med. Gull.