Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A day of strong North-westerly winds saw a good passage of birds out to sea, with the highlights being the first Sabine's Gull and Black Terns of the year (eight of the latter were seen) and two Black Guillemots. Other more common passage birds included a Sanderling, 21 Dunlins, 15 Arctic Skuas, two Great Skuas, seven Sandwich Terns and 25 Arctic Terns.

In other news, the ringed Melodious Warbler was seen in Cristin back garden, whilst a scattering of warblers included a Whitethroat, eight Willow Warblers , eight Chiffchaffs and five Goldcrests.

185 Gannets flew past the coast
 Great Black-backed Gull
A Canary-shouldered Thorn (top) and a Sallow (bottom) were trapped overnight
Small Tortoise Shell


  1. Ben,

    That Canary-shouldered Thorn is an incredible shot!



  2. Hi Ben

    So the Melodious is a garden tick. Do you keep a garden/Cristin list? I'm just starting to get into moths. First I need a net and a field guide, then perhaps I'll consider a trap.

    Hope you are well, Chris S