Wednesday, 5 October 2011

An extremely dull, and altogether uneventful day saw very few birds neither on land nor at sea. A small gathering of waders around the narrows at high tide included seven Purple Sandpipers, two Bar-tailed Godwits and a Whimbrel, whilst four Golden Plovers flew past out to sea. An Arctic Skua, a Bonxie, a Mediterranean Gull, five Common Terns and 60 Arctic Terns accompanied the usual Gannets, Kittiwakes and Razorbills heading southward out to sea. Hardly any birds were inland: five House Martins flew overhead, nine Wheatears were around the coast and three Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs and seven Goldcrests were around the vegetated areas. A Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard and a Kestrel hunted prey around the mountain.

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