Saturday, 3 October 2009

2nd October

A new HORNEMAN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL was seen coming in with 8 north western redpolls at West Beach, before residing in the Obs' bird crop, and the wryneck was still hanging on at Neven. Calm weather again produced some good seawatching mid-day with 1471 fulmar including 13 blue, 73 sooty shearwater, 1 large shearwater sp., 76 manx shearwater, 2 adult pomarine skuas and 705 kittiwakes in 2 hours. The redstart was again at Ancum, 4 lapland bunting were at Westness and 3 greenfinch in Holland, other birds on note included 11 red-throated and 2 great northern divers in Linklet Bay, 101 snow bunting, 2 willow warbler, a chiffchaff, a blackcap and single redwing and song thrush.

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