Chris Dee reports that on arrival on Tuesday 19th he found the island "alive with warblers", including an estimated 150 Willow Warblers, 50 Chiffchaffs and 40 Blackcaps. There were also 2 Sedge Warblers singing in Millcombe and a single Common Whitethroat.
On Wednesday 20th a strong easterly wind had set in, preventing Chris from opening any mist-nets, but Tuesday's warblers had mostly gone in any case. There were 44 Puffins in Jenny's Cove, and a very light passage of hirundines started up in the late morning, with 35 Swallows, 9 House Martins and 1 Sand Martin. A Short-eared Owl was flushed near Pondsbury and 2 Whimbrels were reported by other visitors.
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