The highlight of the day was an Olive-backed Pipit found in Millcombe mid-morning by James Diamond and also seen by Tim Davis and Tim Jones. It was observed well over a period of about 20 minutess, in an area from the Secret Garden to the side of the Ugly. On one occasion it flew across the mouth of Millcombe and couldn't be relocated in spite of intensive searching.
Generally many fewer birds in often murky conditions and a strong south-westerly wind.
Sightings included: Meadow Pipit 300, Swallow 45, Goldcrest 30, Merlin 1,
Sparrowhawk 1, Great Skua 1, Arctic Skua 1, Firecrest
1, Wheatear 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Siskin 2, Brambling 1, Redpoll 1,
Greenfinch 1, Reed Bunting 2.
Observers were Chris Baillie, James Diamond, Tim Davis, Tim Jones, Julian Bowden and warden Dean Jones.
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