Thursday, 22 October 2015

Seawatching was on the agenda again with large movements heading south along the West Coast. The totals of one Pale-bellied Brent Goose, two Great Northern Divers, one Fulmar, 11 Manx Shearwaters, 623 Gannets, eight Common Scoters, five Great Skuas, 26 Mediterranean Gulls, two Little Gulls, 542 Black-headed Gulls, 68 Common Gulls, 80 Herring Gulls, 2152 Kittiwakes, seven Guillemots, and 3732 Razorbills were mostly recorded in the morning.

 Gannets (above) and Razorbills (below) were moving in high numbers

Two fine summer-plumaged Great Northern Divers flew close along the West Coast midday

A selection of shots from passing Gulls (below)

Talking points inland were few and far between though one Buzzard, one Kestrel, one Merlin, one Water Rail, one Whimbrel, 48 Curlews, one (late) Swallow, two Fieldfares, three Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs, 18 Goldcrests, three Coal Tits, one Great Tit, 29 Choughs, 47 Carrion Crows, one Hooded Crow, 54 Starlings, one Greenfinch, one Siskin, four Lesser Redpolls, and three Reed Buntings were seen.

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying the daily blogs ,your having a fantastic October, Jan Mills