|Short-eared Owl (Brendan Ryan)|
Saturday, 26 August 2017
25th August 2017
6.30-11.30 A good arrival of Blackcaps had occurred since my last visit with at least 49 recorded mostly at Hope Point. Apart from these, warbler numbers remain low with eight Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, five Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 16 Whitethroats and nine Lesser Whitethroats. A single Whinchat and two Wheatears were along the cliff top fence and a Short-eared owl put in a brief appearance at Hope Point. A Tree Pipit came in off the sea at Hope Point as did a flock of 14 Starlings.