Thursday, 31 October 2013

31st October 2013

Weather:- light winds from the south west later veering west.
Two Redwings arrived in the night and the Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were still present from yesterday. During the morning 4 Wood Pigeons flew to the south west. The 2 Red-throated Divers that drifted passed the obs yesterday did exactly the same today. A dark phase Arctic Skua were identified resting on the west hoyle bank for some time, but other seabirds were scarce with just 2 Gannets, 2 Guillemots and 5 Great-crested Grebes. Purple Sandpipers increased to 10, while Turnstones also reached a new high of 206. Only 2 of yesterdays 3 Rock Pipits appeared to be present.Two Little Egrets were on the shore.
Ringed:- 1 Goldcrest            [ 686-32 ]
(DB,AEH,AW, et al)

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