Wednesday, 10 August 2011

9th August

Thrashing the many thistle patches around Lenswick in search of a reported 'pink bird with white wing patches' produced a Whinchat, but nothing resembling the optimistically hoped-for rare Loxia. Seabird passage was much the same as the previous few days, with totals of 25 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Manx Shearwaters, 28 Storm Petrels and 266 Fulmars past the hide. A Whimbrel and 2 Greenshanks were still present, and the day's Ruff estimate came to 29 birds, although more could easily have been involved.

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