Sunday, 22 November 2015

Saturday 21st November 2015

Migration watch; 07.15 - 12.35hrs and 13.35 - 15.10hrs.
A very interesting day over the sea in gale force conditions.
On the move (north unless stated) were 10 Red-throated Diver + 5 south, 11 Gannet + 6 south, 3 Cormorant, 15 Shag south, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 66 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 10 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Eider south, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 114 Common Scoter + 7 south, 4 Velvet Scoter, 47 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Goosander, 1 Knot, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 38 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great Skua south, 191 Kittiwake + 32 south, 80 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 2 Auk sp and 48 Little Auk + 1 south.
A Lapland Bunting arrived in off the sea at Long Nab.
Up to 5 Black-necked Grebe were in the Harbour for most of the day, the latest ever Whinchat by over four weeks was found at Rudda Road Flash where there was an adult Mediterranean Gull.
A Jack Snipe was seen along Taylor Way.

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