Sunday, 15 January 2012
Coverage was less extensive today and as a result just 4 Iceland Gulls (2 adults, a 2nd winter and a 1st winter) were seen. There were however 2 new Glaucous Gulls with a 2nd winter on the Links and a 1st winter on Bewan Loch both different individuals from those seen on 13th. Notable wildfowl included the first Pochard of the year joining the Scaup on Ancum, 13 Goldeneyes and 8 Gadwall on Bewan, 32 Tufted Ducks and 3 Shelducks. 35 European White-fronted Geese were at Hooking and the 6 Tundra Bean Geese were seen again at Westness. An adult male Peregrine near the Lighthouse was different from yestedays bird and there were 4 Great Northern Divers on the sea off the north end. 3 Robins, 2 new Song Thrushes, 4 Fieldfares, 26 Redwings and 34 Twite were the only passerines.