Thursday 13 September 2018

13th September 2018

Weather:SW force 3

The immature male Eider is still here and 2 Wheatears were on the island.
A small passage of Meadow Pipits came through, 58 today. Six Swallows were seen around the island. Waders noted included 55 Curlew, 48 Knot, 21 Dunlin, 17 Redshank, 16 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. Eight Common Scoter were on the sea, also 12 Sandwich Tern and a Little Egret on the shore.
An accurate count of Grey Seals produced a number of 260. Many of the seals will shortly be away to breed.
photos AS

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