Friday, 14 November 2014

Three Manx Shearwaters heading south off the west coast was a nice surprise early morning, the first for a week or two. Along with them were one Gannet, three Common Scoters, 144 Black-Headed Gulls, 84 Kittiwakes, one adult Mediterranean Gull, and 91 Razorbills.

A confiding Snow Bunting was seen late morning feeding along the track towards the lighthouse, 220 Starling still roamed in a chattering flock, a Lapwing was seen in the north west fields along with one Skylark, a Water Rail skulked in the withies giving the occasional squeak, five Redwings, one Song thrush and a handful of Chiffchaffs were also present there.

Finch numbers took a plummet today with only six Chaffinchs and three Goldfinches seen, however some of the other resident species such as Wren, Robin and Dunnock have resumed their normal business after the gale force winds that seemed to dampen their presence.

1 comment:

  1. Not bad for a birding a morning' Mark. Have a lovely weekend.

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