It's been a steady week with a few new birds and a growing number of long staying American vagrants mid-week. The 13th October had a pretty incredible list of birds that had accumulated on the island (see daily log below). New arrivals include a Gray-cheeked Thrush which appeared in exactly the same spot as a Swainson's Thrush a couple of days before (causing some initial confusion) and Scarlet Tanager on the 14th was also a new arrival. A probable Red-footed Booby on the 14th was also reported.
17th October: 1 Cape May Warbler, 1 Northern Parula, 3 Red-eyed Vireos, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard, 4 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Redwing (Sound recorded at night by Magnus Robb)
16th October: 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Cape May Warbler
15th October: 1 Grey-cheeked Thrush, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Northern Parula at Lighthouse, 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 3 Glossy Ibis, 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 2 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Ring-necked Duck.
14th October: Probable Red-footed Booby off the Windmills , 1 Deserta's-type Petrel off Windmills, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 1 Swainson's Thrush, 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 1 Cape May Warbler,
13th October: 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 1 Cape May Warbler, 2 Cliff Swallow, 1 Swainson's Thrush, 2 Northern Parula, Red-eyed Vireo in the village, 1 Alpine Swift, 2 Glossy Ibis, 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 4 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Upland Sandpiper, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard