Monday, 12 November 2012

11th - 12th November

Most of the thrushes had moved on by the morning of the 11th, leaving just 28 Fieldfares on the island. A Dunnock and a Peregrine were new migrants and a Goldfinch and a Waxwing were seen again. A Common Scoter was notable and a couple of rather late Great Skuas were seen offshore. A seawatch on the 12th produced 2 more Great Skuas, as well as a Pomarine Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwaters and a Little Auk. On land, new birds included 2 Blackcaps, 2 more Chaffinches and a Waxwing. The Long-eared Owl from a week earlier was retrapped at Holland House; other lingering birds included a Goldfinch and the long-staying Wheatear.


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