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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Grounded Chiffchaffs

Over 200 Chiffchaff were on st Mary's with another 40+ on St Agnes

  Today there was a large arrival of Wheatear (70+) and Chiffchaff with smaller numbers of Black Redstart (15+) on St Mary's. Chiffchaff were all over the shop and only a few sites were covered. Sheltering from the NEE blow, were over 200 birds including 65+ on the Garrison, 50+ in the Porthloo area and 38 between Buzza and Peninnis. Some 30 Wheatear were on the golf course with less numbers elsewhere on the island. A stunning male Redstart was in the fields at Carn Moval and Joe had a female Ring Ouzel just around the corner. On St Agnes there were 20+Wheatear, 15-20 Black Redstart and 50+Chiffchaff. The remains of the Hoopoe, that was seen on St Agnes yesterday, was found at Castella Down.

There 3 Chiffchaff on this pic if you look closely
Up to 30 Chiffchaff were in the camp site area

This male Redstart shared a field with a pair of Black Redstart and Stonechat and all were distant in the dull light

Up to 12 Wheatear were on the Garrison
I observed these 3 wheatear coming in off the sea at Porthloo in the early afternoon

If Britney Spears sang 'Toxic' like this, then I might of liked it. However, Spears could never be as good as this, even with all her dancing and gimmicks. Yael Naïm (Hebrew‎, born 6 February 1978 in Paris, France), is a Franco-Israeli singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2008 in the US after her hit single "New Soul" was used by Apple in an advertising campaign for its MacBook Air. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100  At the age of four, she moved with her family to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She served in the Israel Defence Forces as a soloist in the Israeli Air Force Orchestra.

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