Sunday, 15 September 2013

14th-15th September

The 14th was a pleasant day the highlights being the lingering Pectoral Sandpiper on Kirbest scrape, the Little Stint at the north end, a juvenile 'flava' Wagtail and the first 2 Pink-footed Geese of the year flew south. Horrendous westerly gales overnight and in the morning of 15th restricted birding attempts, but when we did get out another 14 Pink-feet passed over and perhaps unsurprisingly there were now 2 Pectoral Sandpipers-with our third juvenile of the autumn on Trolla Vatn while the usual bird remained at Kirbest all-day. At least 1 Little Stint remains, there were late singles of Arctic (Ancum) and Common Terns (Nouster bay) and a Sand Martin was at Hooking.
A dazzling session overnight saw this Little Stint and a Black-tailed Godwit trapped and ringed among some of the more regularly caught Wader species.

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