Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The day started off quite nicely, with scattered cloud and low winds entertaining thoughts of perhaps some new migrants on the island; however, by the late afternoon the wind had picked up and heavy rain showers had moved in. A Great Northern Diver was the highlight of the morning's seawatching efforts, which also produced 15 Black-headed Gulls, four Common Gulls, 116 Kittiwakes, 81 Guillemots and two Razorbills. Three Chiffchaffs were noted inland, along with two Goldcrests, two Redwings and four Song Thrushes.

Female Chaffinch making the most of some late berries 


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