We've had lots of Yellow-browed Warblers in the last week but very little else. On Sunday birds really started turning up with good numbers of Redwings and Song Thrush. Many of these are turning up from Eastern Europe.
This time however we were looking at a Red-breasted Flycatcher, a less then annual visitor to the island.
The flycatcher is feeding in the sun in the South Horn Gully
This slightly less attractive but eqaully welcome visitor was up near the Sheepwell. Another Scadinavian migrant which was present over the weekend. We were also lucky enough to have an Olive-backed Pipit which is a visitor from Asia on the island on Monday
This Redpoll is from Scandinavia and was really tucking into the dock seeds. We see a few of these every year but they are rarely as tollerant as this. Must be hungrey after the long journey over the North Sea.
We are now spotting a few Redstarts. This bright youngster was enjoying the sunshine near the Lowlight.
We'll be out again seaching the island for migrants. You never quite know when the next 'Biggie' will be found but we will keep you posted.