Friday, 20 September 2013

20th September 2013

Weather;- wind NW force 4 with some drizzle, wind becoming light later
There was still some left over from the gales even today and 8 Leach's Petrels, 5 Skuas including 2 Arctics and a Little Gull were highlights of the sea watch which also included 7 Red-throated Divers, 23 Great Crested Grebes, 77 Common Scoter and 5 Kittiwakes. Winter birds noticed today were 6 Brent Geese and a Purple Sandpiper whilst 2 Wigeon flew west and 27 Shelduck were counted. A single Goldcrest was on the island and 3 Little Egrets on the shore.
Ringed :- 1 Robin       [ 562-31 ]
(CS+Rob Bithell and Dave Sullivan, et al )

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