Thursday, 1 August 2013

30th-31st July

Dunlin numbers increased again to 362 on 30th, with a few more juveniles joining whats been almost exclusively adults so far. There were also 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 294 Sanderlings and a juvenile Sheluck seen. A Crossbill was seen near the airfield in the evening with at least 2 seen on 31st. Also that day, a Black Redstart near Nouster was a surprise and a Pintail was on Ancum Loch.

 This was 1 of at least 2 Crossbills seen on 31st, the other had quite pronounced wing-bars! However it was only seen briefly but was still thought to most likely be a 'wing-barred' Common Crossbill, rather than a Two-barred Crossbill.
After being absent since the end of April, our hybrid Goose has returned-Joy!

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