Saturday, 12 September 2015

A breezy morning made way for a rather pleasant day with an excellent variety of species around once again. Two Sooty Shearwaters and one Pomarine Skua were seen off the South End in the morning, with four Balaeric Shearwaters seen off the West Coast in the evening.

On top of the aforementioned highlights 20 Fulmar, 48 Gannets, two Common Scoter, one Arctic Skua, one Great Skua, one Black-headed Gull, 547 Kittiwakes, one Guillemot, and 39 Razorbills were seen passing out to sea during the day. The Narrows held one Grey Heron, one Ringed Plover, eight Dunlins, one Snipe, one Whimbrel, 41 Curlews, seven Redshanks, two Common Sandpipers, and a high count of 61 Turnstones.  A total of 79 Swallows, nine White Wagtails, one Whitethroat, one Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers, 23 Goldcrests, one Spotted Flycatcher, one Siskin, and one Lesser Redpoll comprised the rest of the days migrants from around the island.

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