A very strong north westerly greeted observers staying over on the island this morning and this produced 95 Gannet, 20 Manxie and an Arctic Skua on the sea. The only migrants noted were a couple of Swallows. Later in the morning a pair of Eiders appeared in the gutter before spending some time on the sand. A single Little Egret fed in the gutter on and off all day.
The evening tide produced 7 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 650 Dunlin, 120 Ringed Plover and 85 Oystercatcher on the tide edge and 35 Manxies loafed about off the North End and a single Arctic Skua harassed large numbers of Common and Sandwich Terns that appeared. Eight Canada Geese flew over the south end as the day drew to a close.
(CJW, DGW, RTW, NLW, EKW from over, DB, KM, TM, AMC, MGT et al)
Friday, 27 May 2011
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