Thursday, 31 January 2013

31st January

A wind-less, cloudy morning saw the north end of the Island visited and after the storms of the previous day there were plenty of sea-birds exiting the north sea and passing by the sea-watch hide. An hour long sample count saw 374 Kittiwakes, 170 Fulmars, 75 Auk sp and 2 Red-throated Divers moving west. A juvenile Glaucous Gull showed well on the shore at Garso and a single Pink-footed Goose was with Greylags in the fields nearby. A Kestrel was seen again (present throughout January), as was a Snow Bunting and an impressive 155 Twite had built up in the Observatory crop fields.

Glaucous Gull

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