Friday, 2 August 2013

1st - 2nd August

The sea provided most of the notable birds on the 1st with a couple of hours late morning producing a Sooty Shearwater, 17 Manx Shearwaters and at least 30 Storm Petrels while a late brood of seven tiny Tufted Ducks appeared on Brides Loch.   Passage waders were in evidence the following day with the first two returning Greenshank and the first Ruff of the year seen with two Tree Sparrows new at Holland House and a Red-throated Diver also of note.   Juvenile Sedge Warblers have also started to appear in odd places over the last few days - presumably locally bred birds but it won't be long before migrants start to turn up.

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