Monday, 27 October 2014
Difficult conditions again today with frequent rain and a strong, blustery southerly wind blowing all day. Our fabulous week continues with a drake Green-winged Teal found at Bewan Loch mid-morning becoming the fourth American bird to have been seen on the island in the last 5 days! There was also a bit of an influx of Whooper Swans with at least 37 present while the Brent Goose was seen again at Trolla Vatn with 3 Pintails and 8 Gadwall also at the north end. The Iceland Gull was off Nevan, an hours sea-watch before the weather deteriorated revealed 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Pomarine and 2 Artcic Skua's and a Little Auk, while the best of the passerines were a north-western Redpoll and 27 Snow Buntings.