Wednesday, 4 September 2019

3rd September

A stunning start to the day, super flat calm, clear and sunny but the wind gradually picked up, eventually bringing some heavy rain by late afternoon; the pick of the birds were again on the sea with the highlight being a very early, surprise Little Auk (unsurprisingly our earliest ever!) along with 8 Sooty Shearwaters, the first Great-northern Diver since July and 4 Risso’s Dolphins.   Other birds included 3 Herons, the first 4 Pink-footed Geese of the autumn, single Hen Harrier and Peregrine, a Grey Plover, 148 Knot, 3 Whinchat, the Barred Warbler glimpsed briefly at Holland, single Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Willow Warblers.


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