Thursday, 16 September 2010

16th September 2010

Friends of the Obs visiting the island today had another superb sea-watch - highlights included 172 Leach's Petrels - the third day on the run with three figure counts! Another Long-tailed Skua (this time a juvenile) and another Sabine's Gull (adult). The first Pale-bellied Brent Goose of the autumn arrived on the island during the sea-watch.

[SH & RS]

A flock of 35 Pink-footed Geese flew over Middle Island late afternoon and headed off over Wirral towards Lancashire - the first arrivals of the 'winter'. [DB]

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