Sunday, 29 May 2011

29th May

Two Quails singing near Gravity and a Wood Sandpiper on Gretchen Loch were the most interesting new birds, and a good selection of other scarce species was seen. Notable long-stayers included an Icterine Warbler, the Rosefinch, the Scaup, the Turtle Dove the Wood Warbler and the Snow Goose type thing.

A Pied Flycatcher, 3 Common Whitethroats and a Collared Dove were probably new arrivals, while a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, and a Cuckoo remained from earlier days. A Barnacle Goose flew over the island, 16 Pink-footed Geese were seen and 8 Manx Shearwaters passed by the seawatching hide.

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