Saturday, 6 September 2008

6th September 2008

Still damp and showery this morning following the deluge of yesterday, and even the sheep were sheltering from the strong northeasterly wind, but spirits were raised when 2 Tree Pipits (more normally spring migrants) were heard calling overhead the obs.

A small passage of passerines that were grounded comprised a Greenland Wheatear, a Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrests and at least 2 Robins.

A very short sea watch in the morning produced 8 Arctic Skuas, a few Great Crested Grebes and Scoters with many Gannets seen towards the wind farm. An afternoon high tide watch had small numbers of the same species with the addition of 2 Kittiwakes.

A Peregrine gave an impressive display as it unsuccessfully chased a Turnstone.


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