Thursday, 28 August 2008

26th August

A morning seawatch produced 3 manx shearwater and 4 storm petrels, and also passing West were 321 fulmar and 115 gannet. The PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER was seen flying over Bridesness before spending the afternoon in Standing Stone Field, the wood sandpiper was till on Gretchen Loch with 11 ruff. Wildfowl numbers had been building slowly through the week with birds on Ancum Loch today including 111 mallard, 66 wigeon, 4 pintail and 6 tufted duck. 3 willow warblers and a chiffchaff were in the gardens at Holland and a good selection of raptors present with the common buzzard still, 2 merlin, a kestrel and a peregrine.

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