Tuesday, 20 July 2010
On the 18th 101 Sanderling where on nouster beach and 2 Whimbrel were seen. On the 19th the Sanderling numbers had risen to 248 and 380 Golden Plover were present. 55 Swallow were mostly hawking over hooking loch and 32 Sand Martin over gretchen loch is a big number for here.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
We are still in the summer doldrums as far as birding is concerned though there was a female Croossbill on the 8th, a Little Tern on the 10th was the second record of the year. A male Common Blue butterfly at westness on the 12th is only the second record for the island the first being back in july 1997. A Common Sandpiper appeared on the 13th and four fledged Twite on the 14th is the first evidence of breeding for a few years.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
On the 2nd the Golden Plover flock had risen to 106 and a Chiffchaff was present in Holland House gardens. 265 Oystercatchers were counted on the 3rd. After heavy rain for most of the day on the 4th a quick trip to Gretchen Loch in the afternoon produced an impressive 93 Redshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwit and best of all an adult Red-necked Phalarope.