Monday, 15 July 2013

15th July

In the windy and wet conditions another look through the 1,200+ Arctic Terns still around Bewan Loch revealed not one but two adult Roseate Terns roosting on the rocks along with 70+ Kittiwakes; the north end also provided the rest of the day's bird news with a Black-tailed Godwit, three Whimbrel and a big influx of 97+ Dunlin seen around the loch.   Meanwhile, offshore a Manx Shearwater and three Storm Petrels passed through while at least 11 Arctic Skuas and 9 Bonxies harassed the feeding Terns, Auks and Gannets.

 

Roseate Terns (Paul Doyle - top two images, Kevin Woodbridge - bottom image)
 

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