Wednesday, 21 August 2013

21st August

A promising day with light easterly winds was somewhat marred by thick fog which rolled in mid-morning; there was however, some signs of autumn passage with a Reed Warbler at South Ness, a Common Redpoll at Kirbist, an increase to 63 Wheatears and 60 alba Wagtails which included at least 16 White Wagtails.   A look at the sea in the morning before the fog appeared produced another 7 Sooty and 21 Manx Shearwaters, the first four Great-northern Divers of the autumn and 21 Teal passed by.  A count of 26 Lesser Black-backed Gulls was the highest of the year so far.

Several Kittiwakes have been lingering around the pier in recent days

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