Thursday, 30 August 2012

A day of chilly and very strong North-westerly winds saw most interest bird-wise presiding off the island's coast. Figures of the day's seawatch reached 14 Common Scoters, 20 Curlews, a probable Ruff, 35 Knots, the year's first Grey Phalarope, four Pomarine Skuas, 30 Arctic Skuas, five Great Skuas, a Mediterranean Gull, a Common Gull, a Little Gull, 300 Sandwich Terns, five Common Terns and two Arctic Terns.

Three Crossbills at Nant and a Spotted Flycatcher in the withies were the only passerines of any note seen.

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