Thursday, 16 October 2014

Beardies at the Long Pits!

07.00 to 08.30 from Fishing Boats with AJG who collated the numbers:
Brent Goose: 22 W
Common Scoter: 15 W
Gannet: 235 W
Kestrel: 1 out
Arctic Skua: 1 W
Mediteranean Gull: 1 W
Yellow-legged Gull: 1ad on beach
Kittiwake: 7 W
Sandwich Tern: 16 W
Auk sp 2 W
Swallow: 102 W
Meadow Pipit: 111 W
Grey Wagtail: 2 W
Alba Wagtails: 64 in and W
Linnet: 55 W
One of 2 Bearded Tits at the top of the Long Pits
A wander around the Long Pits and Desert including the Lighthouse area and beach saw of note, 2 Bearded Tits, a Yellow-browed Warbler heard only, c22 Ring Ouzels, a Woodlark, 8 Wheatears, 3 Black Redstarts, a Common Redstart, 4 Stonechats, 39 Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest, 3 Blackcaps, 30+ Robins, a Water Rail heard and a Marsh Harrier that went out to sea. 
Woodlark still around today
Another watch from Fishing Boats with AJG 15.15-16.15:
Brent Goose: 30 W
Common Scoter: 6 E   3 W
Gannet: 89 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Kittiwake: 131 W
Sandwich Tern: 4 W
On the reserve the Cattle Egret and Glossy Ibis still present also 8+ Ring Ouzels and 2+ Great White Egrets per MH.
Rusty Dot Pearl the best from last nights meagre catch

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