Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Joe Adamson mid October

Tory Records 12th – 18th October 2017
Whooper Swan
15th Oct. Flock of 41 over West Town, coming in from the north. Second flock of 17 over North Lake. Flock heard and poorly observed over An Club at 2000hrs.
Pink-footed Goose
15th Oct. 3 birds with the flock of 41 Whoopers
Greylag Goose
15th Oct. 17 flying west, north of hotel.
Barnacle Goose
14th Oct. 4 over West Town. 12 over West Town on 18th Oct.
14th Oct. 4 in harbour (3 females)
14th Oct. 4 North Lake
14th Oct. 6 North Lake
Grey Heron
15th Oct. At least 4 on the Island
Common Buzzard
12th Oct.  2 behind the Post Office.  13th Oct. 1 over West Town. 17th Oct. 1 near lighthouse
14th Oct. 1 over football pitch. 17th Oct. 1 south of Anton’s garden. 18th Oct. West Town.
Individual on 14th, 15th, 16th  and 17th Oct.
Peregrine Falcon
15th Oct. 1 East Town. 17th Oct. 2 East End
12th Oct. Imm over West Town. 17th Oct. 1 near Lighthouse
Water Rail
15th Oct. 1 heard south of Grace Anne’s house. 17th Oct. 1 calling near magic bush
18th Oct. 7 at harbour.
Ringed Plover
15th Oct. 1 heard in harbour. 17th Oct. 1 at harbour. 18th Oct. 11 at harbour
Golden Plover
Singles flying south over island on all dates.
15th Oct. Up to 25 over island
Arctic Tern
14th Oct. Imm. in harbour
1 at harbour on 18th Oct.
17th Oct. 1 over East Town
Song Thrush
15th Oct. 1 West Town. 17th Oct. 1 Anton’s East Garden.
15th Oct. Influx of c. 150 over island. 17th Oct. Large influx involving several hundred birds.
17th Oct. 1 West Town
17th Oct. 2. One in each of Anton’s gardens
Willow Warbler
14th Oct. 1 West Town
15th Oct. 1 East Town. 17th Oct. 1 Anton’s East Garden
A pair over island on all dates. Appears to be only one pair on the island. 18th Oct. 5 over West Town. (These birds are probably some of the flock of 17 that Anton saw coming in from the mainland on the same day)
17th Oct. 1 in Anton’s East Garden
17th Oct. Up to 6 birds on the island.
15th Oct. 1 in Anton’s East Garden
Snow Bunting

15th Oct. 2 over East Town. 17th Oct. 1 over cliffs in East.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Chris Ingram 30th October

Barnacle Goose 16 in east
Greylag 4 in east
Wigeon 13 on south lake
Teal 12 on east lake
Eider 16 (Anton)
Heron 2 possibly 3
Buzzard 1 west town
Kestrel 1 west town
Peregrine 2 over west town
Lapwing 4 in west
Curlew 13
Turnstone 31
Chough 2
Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 3
Blackbird 2
Song Thrush 2
Redwing c.100
Robin 2
Chaffinch 2
Brambling 1 (Anton)
Redpoll 1 over calling

The tree by the priest's house has been completely cut down much to the annoyance and anger of many of the islanders.  It seems the guilty party has gone into hibernation!!

Regards Chris

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.