Wednesday, 23 July 2014

23rd July

With the Golden Plover flock having built to over a thousand birds yesterday, it perhaps wasn't all that surprising when an adult Pacific Golden Plover was found near Holland mid-morning. After initially being quite mobile around the south-east of the island it went on to favour newly cut fields in the Greenwall/Mill area where it showed well despite the foggy conditions. A minimum of 750 Golden Plovers were also seen along with at least 7 Black-tailed Godwits while overnight 18 Storm Petrels were caught and ringed at the observatory.

Pacific Golden Plover-The 10th (and 3rd in 4 years) to have visited North Ronaldsay!! There can't be any better place in the UK to potentially see the species.

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