Monday, 9 September 2013

8th-9th September

New arrivals have been fairly limited over the last couple of days-but at least we've seen some sunshine! Sea-watchers on the 8th logged 16 Sooty Shearwaters (one of which was killed by a Bonxie!), 38 Manx Shearwaters and 7 Storm Petrels while 10 Black-tailed Godwits dropped into Gretchen briefly. On the 9th a Little Stint joined the lingering Curlew Sandpiper on Trolla Vatn, there was a Common Sandpiper at Bewan and 2 Sandwich Terns were off Hooking. Occasional passerines have been recorded the most notable of these being a Rosefinch (the bird ringed on 7th) at the Post Office and then Gravity on the latter date, when there was also a Pied Flycatcher, the odd Warbler and the first Snow Bunting of the autumn.

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