Monday, 31 July 2017

Strong winds persisted today, and pushed some highlights past the coast of the island. Some 3089 Manx Shearwaters were clearly the most numerous species out to sea, however 84 Gannets, 24 Common Scoters, seven Sanderlings, an Arctic Skua, a Mediterranean Gull and six Sandwich Terns were also logged. Today’s highlight however, was a Phalarope sp. which was seen flying down the West Coast, considering the time of year we presume it was going to be a Red-necked Phalarope, but not enough was seen on the bird to clinch the ID.

Manx Shearwater (c) Ben Porter (
The beaches and rocks were again full of waders, two Ringed Plovers, six Dunlins, five Whimbrels, 23 Curlews, ten Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper and 16 Turnstones were recorded today, a fine selection! Highlights inland included the Cuckoo and Great Spotted Woodpecker seen today, five Sedge Warblers seen today were presumably a mixture of migrants and breeding birds. Other migrants seen today included a Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, ten Willow Warblers and a Goldcrest.

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