Friday, 17 November 2017

16th and 17th November

A really rough couple of days with a blazing gale force westerly wind bringing nasty squalls with annoying frequency making any venturing outside very unpleasant; a Woodcock by the Obs was basically the only news from the 16th with a few hours spent in the Brides area on the 17th producing 21 Snow Buntings, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 15 Redwings, 4 Skylarks and 2 Reed Buntings with 15 Tufted Duck and 7 Gadwall on the loch.   60+ Common Gulls were feeding in the surf at high tide with a single Black-headed Gull the only other bird of note in the melee; the Black Redstart was still at the Nouster Pier.

1st year, 2nd year and adult Common Gull,   Simon Davies

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