Friday, 5 August 2016

5th August 2016

Weather: NW force 3
Arctic Skua passing the Grey Seal haul out (CJ)
A dark phase Arctic Skua flew off the west side this morning and at the same time a Collared Dove went through towards the south. Three Willow Warblers made it to the islands on the westerly but did not make themselves available for ringing, also the odd Swallow arrived. A Kesrel hunted over the south end and a Peregrine the rocks south of Middle. Six Little Egrets were in the east gutter. Waders were scarce at the low tide, 10 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 6 Redshank and 200 Dunlin were the pick.

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