Saturday, 11 February 2017

3rd-5th February

3rd Feb

Some modest wildfowl counts included 4 Whooper Swan, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 162 Wigeon, 20 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, Smew and 7 Red-breasted Merganser.  184 Purple Sandpiper represented another peak in their numbers and were coupled with high counts of 28 Bar-tailed Godwit and 127 Turnstone.  The strong winds also brought in many gulls including 121 Herring Gulls, 319 Common Gulls and 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls.

4th Feb

Highlights included 6 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, juvenile Iceland Gull, juvenile Glaucous Gull, 8 Tysties and 158 auk sp. on seawatch.

5th Feb

More of the same but the lingering winter specialties continue to inspire.  2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 10 Long-tailed Duck, Peregrine, juvenile Iceland Gull, 10 Tysties, 7 Sylarks and 2 Pink-footed Geese.

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