Thursday, 9 October 2014

Monday 6th October 2014

Migration watch; 07.55 - 12.15hrs and 15.55 - 18.00hrs.
A good day for passage over the sea produced the following; (north unless stated) 6 Red-throated Diver south, 3 Manx Shearwater + 1 south, 389 Gannet + 169 south, 2 Cormorant + 5 south, 52 Dark-bellied Bent Geese + 68 south, 118 Wigeon + 358 south, 3 Teal + 103 south, 2 Mallard south, 10 Pintail + 9 south, 1 Tufted Duck south, 46 Common Scoter + 14 south, 1 Oystercatcher south, 9 Knot south, 20 Dunlin south, 1 Pomarine Skua, 11 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua + 1 south, 87 Little Gull + 107 south, 4 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Kittiwake, 3 Common Tern, 122 Auk sp + 25 south and 28 Linnet south.
Elsewhere the first Snow Bunting of the year came in off the sea at Marine Drive.

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