Monday, 27 September 2010

25th and26th September

On the 25th five hours seawatching from 1330 produced; 214 Sooty Shearwaters, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 176 Gannet but just 20 Fulmar. The best of the wader counts was 765 Golden Plover, 111 Lapwing, 51 Knot and 354 Sanderling. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen from the links. The Turtle Dove was still around and passerines consisted of 1 Whinchat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler and an unstreaked acrocephalus sp ( strongly believed to be a Reed ). The Arctic Redpoll was still at kirbest and a Rostrata type Redpoll was nearby. The Lapland bunting count for the day was 107.
The 26th saw 3 Mute Swan, 2 Hen Harrier and singles of Merlin, Kestrel and Peregrine. Sanderling had risen to 425 and 3 Curlew Sandpiper, a Jack Snipe and 235 Snipe were counted. 188 Meadow Pipit were counted and the count of 15 Rock Pipit was the highest count for some time. 2 Flava Wagtails were seen along with 3 Whinchat, 4 Song Thrush and a Redwing. Warbler numbers were up slightly with 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Yellow-browed, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow and a Goldcrest. 6 northwestern Common and the Arctic Redpoll were seen, 208 Lapland Bunting was once again a new island record count and 24 Snow Bunting were seen.

1 comment:

Henry said...

I think one of your Hen Herriers showed its self in Fair Isle today. Thanks Tommy & Henry