Tuesday, 13 August 2013

12th - 13th August

A juvenile male Peregrine produced most of the interest on 12th being seen all over the island from fighting with an Arctic Skua over the Obs to chasing Rock Doves over Ancum; other birds included the Pectoral Sandpiper still on Ancum Loch, a single Willow Warbler and the juvenile Hen Harrier still floating around.   A bit more variety on the 13th saw a Cory's Shearwater pass the seawatch hide at 09:25 along with 5 Sooty and 3 Manx Shearwaters in a two hour watch; there was also another influx of waders with a steady stream of c200 Redshanks seen through the day along with increased counts of 60 Purple Sandpipers and 448 Turnstone while 37 Teal and two Black-tailed Godwits were also of note.

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