Friday, 16 November 2012

13th - 15th November

The 13th was a reasonable day for raptors once the morning downpours had passed through, with a late migrant Sparrowhawk and 1 each of Peregrine, Hen Harrier and Merlin on the island. The best of the other sightings were 4 Waxwings, a Blackcap and the long-staying Chiffchaff. A single Waxwing remained on the 14th, while 2 Whooper Swans arrived and 18 Fieldfares were counted. The Whooper Swans were still present on the 15th, but there was little new to report apart from 5 Black-headed Gulls.

Always a highlight during the winter months, small groups of Long-tailed Ducks are usually present in the sheltered bays.

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