Monday, 26 September 2022

Howling north-westerlies blasted through the Island today that had us optimistic for some scintillating seawatching. The feisty winds didn't deliver quite as much as we had hoped, yet still resulted in an adult Sabine's Gull, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, two Great Skuas (the first of the autumn), an Arctic Skua, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Common Gull, three Black-headed Gulls, 886 Kittiwakes, 14 Great Black-backed Gulls, 21 Sandwich Terns, 859 Razorbills, 20 Guillemots, 19 Manx Shearwaters, 742 Gannets, three Shags, five Common Scoters, a Merlin, a Knot, two Whimbrel, and a Curlew

At land the wind kept almost all species down and out of sight, but a Skylark, six Meadow Pipits, eight Robins, six Goldcrests, and a Chiffchaff were recorded.

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