Wednesday, 30 September 2015

29th September

The stunning moon and clear skies overnight resulted in the seemingly inevitable 'clear out' this morning. That said, we did still manage to unearth 11 Yellow-browed Warblers,  so goodness knows how many were present yesterday evening. Most other birds were non-movers with the Northern Harrier present all day, a Barred Warbler at the Observatory but there were now 4 Lapland Buntings while Snow Buntings are creeping ever closer to a record count with 762 on the isle. A good flock of 50 Tufted Ducks was on Bridesness Loch, 37 Pink-footed Geese passed over, 6 Ruff were still with us while a House Martin and Tree Pipit were the best of the rest.

 Lapland Bunting (photo Espen Quinto-Ashman)
Tufted Ducks (photo George Gay)

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