Thursday 27 August 2015

27th August 2015

Razorbill and Guillemot

Weather: SW force 4
Another Spotted Flycatcher appeared on the island today,(or possibly the same bird from Tuesday) but this was the only small migrant and the main interest turned to the sea which produced about 100 Manx Shearwaters, 30 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas, 200 Common Scoter, 3 Guillemots, 1 Razorbill, 2 Shags, and best of all a female Goosander flying south west. Other good records today were 6 Ravens flying south from the Red Rocks area and 7 Black-tailed Godwits. Shore birds included a single Whimbrel, a Little Egret and 250 Curlew on the east hoyle.
Ringed: 1 Wren.    [ 373-34 ]
(DB,AMC,AEH)      photos  AEH

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