Friday, 1 February 2019

1st February

Another glorious day with plenty of sunshine and hardly a breath of wind (until mid-afternoon when a series of heavy, wintery showers swept across the island); totals on the calm seas along the coast from the Obs to The Links included 5 Red-throated Divers, 16 Great-northern Divers, 18 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and the highlight of a Little Auk in Nouster Bay.   Other birds of note through the day comprised the Eurasian White-fronted Goose, a single Pink-footed Goose, a Hen Harrier, 351 Golden Plover, 2 Knot, 2 Ruff, 11 Rock Pipits, 36 Redwing, 11 Fieldfares, a Song Thrush, the 5 Chaffinches and 20 Twite.

The Fulmars had a lot to say

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