Monday, 2 January 2012

31st December to 2nd January

The 31st was quiet on the bird-front, although still much calmer than the last few weeks have been. Four Great Northern Divers flew past the North end in the morning, three Song Thrushes were seen in the lowlands and 46 Starlings flew around the island. 2012 started with hardly any noteworthy birds on the island: two Snipes were seen on the South End in the afternoon, 80 Starlings flew overhead and a Sparrowhawk was seen around the Nant area. Despite the brisk westerly wind, the 2nd was a much brighter day.  However, the only species worth mentioning on this day were three Fulmars on the East Side and two Song Thrushes in the wetlands.

 Turnstone (upper) and Purple Sandpiper (lower)

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