Friday 28 August 2015

28th August 2015

Weather: SSE force 1, later W force 3/4 then 4/5
Best record of today was of a Black-tailed Godwit feeding with 30 Redshanks. Three Willow Warblers were the only migrants present this morning. The (family?) party of 3 Peregrines were again around the islands, while 2 juvenile Rock Pipits were on Middle Eye. As the wind increased during the tide, 250 Manx Shearwaters were noted on the sea together with 207 Gannets, 110 Common Scoter, 2 Kittiwakes, 2 Guillemots and a Fulmar. Seventy Five Turnstones and 7 Whimbrel were around the island and 256 Curlew on the east hoyle. A single painted lady was amongst the small number of butterflies present.

(DB,AMC,AEH)     view and Turnstone photos  AEH

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