Wednesday, 7 September 2011

7th September

A Citrine Wagtail seen in the morning was likely to be the same one as the previous week's sighting, and, just like that day, it quickly disappeared high into the sky and was not seen again. New passerines included a Barred Warbler, a Common Whitethroat, a Lesser Redpoll and a House Martin; those thought to be lingerers from earlier days included a Common Redstart, 2 Whinchats and a Willow Warbler.

A couple of Little Stints on the golf course were new, the Wood Sandpiper was still on Gretchen Loch, and at least 35 Ruffs were present. The most interesting seabirds were 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Manx Shearwaters and a Sandwich Tern.

Little Stint

1 comment:

Jules said...

Wonder if the Citrine Wag I had at sea SSE of North Ronaldsay later the same day was the same bird that was on the island...?

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