Saturday, 22 April 2017

Derek Brennan 22nd April

Few shots from today. Not much new about.
Best are...

Lapland bunting 3
Twite 2
Great skua 2
Barnacle goose 6
Brent goose 40 (guess)
Iceland gull 1


Turtle Dove 

Lapland Bunting 

Lapland Bunting 

Lapland Bunting 

Lapland Bunting 

Turtle Dove 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Derek Brennan continued..

Turtle dove 1
Merlin 2
Peregrine 2
Chiffchaff 8
Willow Warbler 6
Blackcap 1
Snow bunting 1
Lapland bunting 4
Golden plover 33
Black tailed godwit 32
Grey plover 1
Greylags 12
Great skua 2

21st April Derek Brennan

Derek Brennan found a turtle dove, 2 twite. 4 lapland buntings and the snow bunting still on tory. Nice fall of phylloscs, about 20 each of willow warblers and chiffchaffs. House Martin also

20th April Robert Vaughan

4 lapland buntings. Male snow bunting. Artic skua. Black redstart. 12 white wagtails. 30 whimbrel. 5 golden plover. 1 stonechat

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Robert Vaughan

Good day on tory. 4 laplands, black Red,  Iceland gull, bonxie, merlin,2 peregrine, woodpigeon, magpie, plenty of gn divers but nothing rarer yet!


A rare visitor to Tory

Magpie(Anton Meenan)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Chris Ingram et al 14th-16th April

Here are the combined sightings of myself,  Theo Campbell,  Andrew McMillan and Mick Boyle for April 14th to 16th:

Mute Swan  the usual birds were on the lakes but on 15th a flock of 11 sub-adult birds were on south lake, departed by 16th
Whooper Swan  2 on south lake on 16th
Greylag  up to 7 birds
Barnacle Goose  flock of 15 in east
Brent Goose  9 off beach on 16th
Gadwall  2 on east lake on 15th
Eider  maximum count 7 males and 4 females
Great Northern Diver  4/5 offshore on 14th
Manx Shearwater  small numbers offshore
Peregrine  1 on 15th
Merlin  1 on 15th
Corncrake  1 singing in east on 14th and 15th
Golden Plover flocks of 2 and 4 over west town on 14th and 5 south lake 14th/15th
Whimbrel  2 on 15th, also dead bird at south lake, presumably hit the wires
Snipe  max of 7 on 15th
Jack Snipe  2 in east on 15t (AM MB)
Greenshank  'resident bird' seen daily
Arctic Skua  dark phase adult close inshore on 15th (CI TC)
Black-headed Gull  1 on north lake each day
Iceland Gull  1st year bird each day
Glaucous Gull  2nd year bird dead at south lake, obviously hit the wires
Wood Pigeon  1 in east on 14th and west on 15th, present for two weeks
Chough  just one pair seen each day
Swallow  maximum of 2
Chiffchaff  maximum of 4 on 14th
Blackcap  1 in east on 14th and 15th
Song Thrush 1 in east, resident?
Redwing  maximum of 8
Rock Pipit  1 'littoralis' on east beach 14th and 15th
Linnet  1 on 14th and 15th
Snow Bunting  male on 14th
Lapland Bunting  1, possibly 2 in east each day,  2 at north lake on 14th, male in summer plumage at north lake on 16th

Regards Chris

Iceland Gull

Mute Swans

Lapland Bunting

Brent Goose


Glaucous Gull