Monday, 14 November 2016

As the winds hit the island from the west there were relatively few birds moving. Another Great Skua was seen from the north hide as it headed south down the West Coast, disappearing and reappearing behind the deep peaks and troughs on the sea. Reasonable movements of auks took place with 123 Guillemots and 546 Razorbills moving through with two Fulmars, six Gannets and a Purple Sandpiper, meanwhile gulls both passed by the hide and formed a small feeding flock just offshore comprising of 96 Black-headed Gulls, a Common Gull, 36 Herring Gulls, Greater Black-backed Gull and 97 Kittiwakes.

A Skylark hid amongst the low stubble in the North West Fields, taking off uttering its bubbly rippling call, the ringed Blue Tit was still present mainly occupying the Nant area, a small number of Goldcrests were scattered around, a flock of 80 Starling moved around the North End and Lowlands and a single Goldfinch was also seen.

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