Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Another breezy day saw a good selection of seabirds out to sea, most notably being the first Sabines Gull of the year. A total of nine Sooty Shearwaters and two Balearic Shearwaters were seen, whilst other noteworthy birds seen included a Little Gull, a Pomarine Skua, eight Arctic Skuas, 11 Great Skuas, three Sandwich Terns, six Common Terns, two ‘Commic’ Terns and a Puffin. Two Sanderling, two Dunlins and a Bar-tailed Godwit were the only noteworthy waders about.
A Whinchat was seen by the Schoolhouse, whilst 13 Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers and four Goldcrests seeking cover in the island's gardens.

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