Tuesday, 9 August 2011

8th August

In strong northerly wind and rain, the day's birding prospects were not looking great. The seawatching hide, judged to be the most promising location for finding something interesting, did, however, provide a sheltered viewing point for a reasonable passage of seabirds that included counts of 94 Storm Petrels, 23 Manx Shearwaters, 17 Sooty Shearwaters and 288 Fulmars. Conditions brightened in the afternoon, and checking the usual wader spots revealed a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshanks and an increase to 19 Ruffs.

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