Sunday, 17 October 2010

16th October

The main interest today came from seawatching, two hours in the morning and one in the afternoon produced combined totals of 1251 Fulmar, 41 Sooty Shearwater, 253 Gannet, 7 Great Skua, 152 Kittiwake and undoubtably the bird of the day a FEA'S PETREL that flew past on a seawatch at 1140. Raptors were represented by singles of Merlin , Peregrine and 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, the Whimbrel was still around and a Little Stint was at Westness. Atleast 11 Waxwing were flying around today while other passerines included 2 Dunnock, 6 Robin, a Black Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 35 Twite, 26 Mealy Redpoll, 109 Lapland Bunting and 28 Snow Bunting.

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