Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A rather dull day with the continuing pattern of fresh north-westerly winds saw a very similar selection of avian species on offer. High tide saw good numbers of waders feeding on the shores of the Narrows, where the following were recorded: nine Ringed Plovers, one Knot, a Sanderling, six Dunlins, one Whimbrel, 32 Curlews, four Redshanks and 45 Turnstones. A small passage of passerines overhead was dominated by 51 Swallows and 46 House Martins, whilst counts of other species included two Skylarks, 46 Meadow Pipits, one Grey Wagtail, 11 White Wagtail, 14 Robins, 14 Stonechats, three Wheatears, one Blackcap, three Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers and three Goldcrests. Out to sea, five Fulmars, 567 Manx Shearwaters, 94 Gannets, two Common Scoters, two Great Skuas, 37 Great Black-backed Gulls and 102 Kittiwakes were seen.

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