Monday, 28 November 2011

27-28th November

With gale-force North-westerlies persisting throughout the morning on the 27th, most attention was turned out to sea. An excellent array of species was seen during the day: six Great-northern Divers, three Red-throated Divers, two 'diver sp.', three Common Scoters, two adult Pomarine Skuas, a Great Skua and an adult Mediterranean Gull were recorded. Commoner species included four Fulmars, two Manx Shearwaters, 13 Gannets and 2539 Razorbills. On the 28th, the strong winds had swung around to the South, and saw fewer birds on the island. A Red-throated Diver, three Brent Geese, eight Common Scoters and a Great Skua were the most noteworthy sightings passing by at sea in the morning, whilst a Snipe was seen in the Wetlands.

 Great-northern Diver (upper) and Red-throated Diver (lower)
Purple Sandpiper

1 comment:

  1. Amazing shots of the Great Northern and Purple Sand Ben!