Tuesday, 4 June 2013

4th June

Firstly, late news from yesterday as an Osprey flew south down the island, over the Obs and out towards Sanday just after 10pm; as for today thick fog shrouded the island for much of the day limiting observations to a (relatively) clear window of a few hours around the middle of the day when birds of note included a Pectoral Sandpiper which [re]appeared on Ancum Loch (probably one of the two birds last seen on 31st May but with a regular turnover of waders on the island still, it could be a new bird?), male and female Blue-headed Wagtails also still at Ancum, the two Curlew Sandpipers still and an good count of 75 Bar-tailed Godwits - including a flock of 70 at Westness which, like all the planes through the day were grounded in the fog.

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