Wednesday, 29 September 2010

29th September 2010

From a light south easterly at 08.00hrs the wind got up to a force 4 or 5 at midday before the rain ended. There were no 'special ' birds but a total of 38 species was quite good for late September.
The juvenile Brent was present, 5 Teal and 5 Pintail with a good count of 156 Shelduck east of the islands completed the wildfowl. Three Red-Throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Guillemots and a Razorbill were on the sea, also 8 Sandwich Terns which are now becoming scarce as most have departed south. The only significant land birds were 2 Chiffchaffs and a Greenland Wheatear.
A Bottle-nosed Dolphin swan west past the north end of the island.

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