Thursday, 22 May 2014

22nd May

A very wet and windy day became increasingly so it progressed with northerly winds significantly reducing the temperature. A cuckoo was trapped and ringed at Holland before and at least one other was present along with Garden Warbler and 5 Spotted Flycatchers, and the first Little Stint of the year was on Gretchen Loch. Seawatches from Westness produced little by midday but our hoped for species was realised during the afternoon watch with 2 Long-tailed Skuas passing by at 17:50. Other seabirds noted were a Red-throated Diver, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Arctic and 6 Great Skuas.

Little Stint

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