Saturday, 13 September 2014

It was an interesting day in that, despite the flat calm and sunny weather, most avian action was centred sea-ward. In the early hours, the first Black-throated Diver of the year flew past the South Tip, along with four Wigeons, three Shelducks and five Common Scoters. Continued seawatching efforts throughout the day yielded with some nice oddities, including a Pomarine Skua, an Arctic Skua, five Mediterranean Gulls and some 129 Black-headed Gulls. In terms of migrants on terra firma, a Wryneck was seen around Cristin, 229 Meadow Pipits passed overhead, and two Spotted Flycatchers were in the withies.

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