Sunday, 15 October 2017

Joe Adamson 12th October

A Merlin and two Buzzards was the best on Tory today. Here 'til next Wednesday.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Chris Ingram 9-10th October

I was on Tory on 9th and 10th October; winds were strong SW and birding conditions again challenging.  List as follows:


Barnacle Goose  flock of 6 flying around south lake on 10th
Wigeon  5 on south lake on 10th
Teal  6 on east lake on 9th
Heron  1 both days
Kestrel  1 on 10th
Ringed Plover  3 on beach on 9th
Dunlin  1 each day
Curlew  max of 3
Redshank  6 on beach on 10th
Chough  max of 3 on 9th
Hooded Crow  flock of 12 on beach on 10
Robin   1 west town on 10th
Linnet  3 west town on 9th

Snow Bunting  2 in east on 9th


Snow Bunting C.Ingram

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Chris and Theo

Hi Peter,


Theo and I were on Tory on 28th and 29th (when we were stranded!) and briefly on 30th.  Conditions were very challenging with high winds and frequent showers.  Sightings as follows:


Wigeon  4 on south lake on 28th
Teal  3 on south lake on 28th, presumably same on east lake on 29th
Heron  2 on 29th
Kestrel  1 ech day
Ringed Plover  1 on beach each day
Black-tailed Godwit  1 flying east past south lake on 29th
Lapwing  1 at south lake on 29th
Chough  4 each day
Goldcrest  1/2 each day
Robin  1/2 west town each day
Wheatear  1 on 29th
Meadow Pipit  small influx on afternoon of 29th
Goldfinch  2 on 29th
Linnet  2 on 29th
Greenland Redpoll  1 on 29th



Regards Chris

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Chris Ingram 21-22nd September

Hi Peter,


Here are my sightings for 21st and 22nd September:


Kestrel  1/2 both days
Merlin  1 on 21st
Water Rail  1 by the bog on 22nd
Ringed Plover  1 on beach on 21st, 4 there on 22nd
Knot  1 on beach on 21st
Snipe  few both days
Swift  1 over West Town on 22nd, flying east
Chough  flock of 6 both days
Willow Warbler  3 on 22nd
Lesser Whitethroat  1 in hotel bush on 22nd
Robin  1/2 both days
Pied Flycatcher  1 in Anton's on 21st
Wheatear  1 on 21st
Stonechat  1 on 22nd
Linnet   3 on 22nd



Regards Chris

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Robert Vaughan

Another quite day yesterday but a miserable, wet start to it. Chris picked up a/the lesser throat by the hotel and a swift at the east end. 3 willow warblers, 2 chiffchaffs and a couple of reed buntings about. A goldcrest was in the marsh behind west town and surprisingly had several calling along the cliff top above the football pitch. 2 water rails seen around the heli pad again, had 2 redpolls briefly that looked quite small but couldnt get much on them. Hopefully be back out again next month.

Friday, 22 September 2017

22nd September Ronert Vaughan

Quite day yesterday, but very bright and calm start to it. A male blackcap, 2 new reed buntings (a female in west town and a male in east town each day) hinted that there may be movement but that was it. The pied fly was still about, hunting from the playground early on. Had 2 redpolls a few times around west town but never showed well. 5 robins, song thrush, 6 chough, 2-3 kestrel and a merlin about. This morning is pretty miserable out here, rain and wind, will be off this evening.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Robert Vaughan 20th part two

A quite day with all day drizzle and fairly windy at times. The pied fly was still about, a few laplands and 2 redpoll flying around west town early on. Flushed an imm and ad water rail around the helipad, with another calling in Antons east patch. A knot was in the harbour this eve, with a single ringed plover earlier. Merlin and 2 kestrels about. Out to sea a few gannet, 2 kittiwake, a fulmar and 3 razorbill. 3 willow warbler also. 

Pied Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher

Water Rail