Tuesday, 3 September 2019

3rd September 2019

 Weather:  SW 2-3, 3/8 cloud, good vis
Not many passerines were noted today, with small numbers of Linnet, Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit, also  just 8 Swallow.
A Shag with a badly damaged bill roosted on the east side but was later found dead, 250 Cormorant were recorded.

A sea watch produced 5 Arctic Skua, 35 Common Scoter, 22 Great Crested Grebe and 12 Guillemot, a Gannet flew in and landed at the North End but looked unwell.
A small mixed wader flock roosted on the rocks behind the hide and included 47 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling and 19 Turnstone.
As the tide ebbed, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit were noted on the East Hoyle along with 45 Sandwich and 10 Common Tern.
The Kestrel was again around the island.
 photos AS

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