Sunday, 22 November 2009

As is often the case in periods of strong wind, most of the day’s interesting birds were to be found around Solfach. An interesting pipit was feeding on the tide line with 20 or so Rock Pipits. Opinions were split as to whether it was a Water Pipit or a Scandinavian Rock Pipit. A flock of 150 Kittiwakes and a few Herring Gulls was lingering in the bay, and a couple of Little Gulls were giving good views amongst them.


Herring Gulls (c) Steve Stansfield

High Seas were lapping the underside of the hide on Solfach giving the feeling we were in a boat! (c) Steve Stansfield

First-winter Little Gull in Solfach
(c) Steve Stansfield

First-winter Kittiwakes
(c) Steve Stansfield

Possible Herring Gull x Glaucous Gull hybrid
(c) Steve Stansfield

Herring Gull
(c) Steve Stansfield


Water Pipit
(c) Steve Stansfield

Good numbers of Turnstones were feeding on the beach as well.

Turnstones (c) Steve Stansfield

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a Rock to me Steve.

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  2. damn right Steve Hughes

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