Saturday, 10 August 2019

10th August 2019

Weather: SW force 4/5     blustery, heavy showers, brief sunny intervals.

Not the best weather today for the annual BBQ, the members (above) and friends spent much of the time indoors but did manage to record a number of good birds including 2 Greenshank in the gutter early on, a brief view of a Ruff, an Arctic Tern on the sand, Common Sandpiper and an adult Mediterranean Gull in the east gutter and then a Black Tern amongst other terns as the tide pushed in.
Previously several Little Terns were fishing the gutter on the ebb tide and close views had been obtained of a couple of Arctic Skuas flying up the Dee and additionally 2 dark and 1 pale phase flying across just south of the main island.
Two Wheatears migrated south along the island ridge in the morning and a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler were present in the trapping area, while a single Swift went through. Also recorded this morning were 13 Gannets, 5 Little Egrets, 5 Whimbrel and 13 Sanderling.
Ringed: 1 Willow Warbler      [ 604-30 ]
photos CJ, SRW

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