Red-eyed Vireo on the rocks
First-winter male Scarlet Tanager
Two Rose-breasted Grosbeak (top bird a male)
2nd first-winter male Scarlet Tanager- less black on coverts
American Robin over Atlantic
Weather charts for today. A warm and moist light north-west airflow over Azores on the eastern flank of a high pressure. Jet stream deflected south over mid-Atlantic towards Azores. The warm air over the western Atlantic is presumably an important factor.
Wind direction over Eastern US/Western Atlantic previous day showing a more westerly airflow which is presumably a factor in the displacement. Interesting that this fall has occurred without a depression, supporting the observation from previous years that mid-Atlantic vagrancy is often associated with a westerly airflow, rather than fast moving depressions which are a key feature of North Atlantic/Trans-Atlantic vagrancy.
What a day! A fall of american birds with vagrants watched coming in off the sea, landing on rocks and isolated bushes on the coastline, Buff-bellied Pipits calling over head and twitchers running round like headless chickens. The days totals were:
Without doubt other birds on the island. Looking forward to tomorrow.