Thursday, 6 June 2013

6th June

An hour-and-a-half seawatch in the morning from the north end produced the brilliant highlight of a group of 3 Orca which went south down the west coast mid-morning which included a huge male, always fantastic when they appear!   There were a few birds seen as well at sea including 6 Manx Shearwaters, 265 Gannets, 70 Puffins and a flock of 14 Common Scoter.   The days other notable birds all consisted of waders around the top end indicating there is still a regular turnover of birds passing through the island as numbers today included 2 Little Stints, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 58 Knot with the larger numbers of Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover.

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