Tuesday, 10 January 2012

10th January 2012

A light south westerly for a change and a more pleasant day for birding. A female Goldeneye and 8 Teal were the best sightings, but quite a few regulars on the shore and sea were also noted:- 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Shags, 2,000 Knot, 40 Bar-tailed Godwits, 20 Purple Sandpipers (seeing the tide out by the lifeboat station),10 Turnstone, 100 redshank and 30 Ringed Plovers. Passerines seen included winter regulars like 5 Blackbirds and a Song Thrush although a single Starling paid a brief visit and a flock of 18 Linnets were about the island.

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