Tuesday, 23 October 2018

23rd October 2018

Weather: NW  5-6  vis 5mls
The only Passerines on the islands today were a few wrens and Meadow Pipits and they were keeping low, with the islands shrouded in murk the whole day despite the strong wind.
A sea watch was limited to a few species but 2,500 Common Scoter were recorded along with 3 Red-throated Diver, a Kittiwake, 12 Great-crested Grebe, 5 Guillemot and 274 Cormorant. 
Waders included 30 Grey Plover, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 38 Sanderling, 120 Dunlin,  and 98 Redshank were sheltering in Niffy Bay.
Only 70 Brent Geese were noted today, along with 18 Shelduck.
photos AS
Thanks to J Coupe for his observations.

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