Wednesday, 25 June 2014

25th June 2014

Weather: SSE 3, cloud 7/8, excellent vis

More evidence of wader passage was observed today with a single Whimbrel and 28 Curlew seen but also a single summer plumaged Turnstone came 'in off' the sea to the North End from the North West.  The first seen since 6th June on the islands.

A  Common Sandpiper was also at the North End.

As well as 400 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls were recorded and tern numbers increase slightly with 25 Common and 50 Sandwich.

A couple of Pied Wagtails were recorded and 27 Swifts passed over the islands.

The highlight of the day was a party of five Ravens sat on the East Hoyle sand bank opposite the Obs feeding on a dead Common Scoter.

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