Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Chris Ingram 11th June

I had an e mail from Chris Ingram last night, he was on Tory yesterday.

"Just did the short trip today so only covered the West end.  Best birds were a Spotted Flycatcher and a Garden Warbler in the magic bush.  Also from the ferry a Storm Petrel. 41 species + 7 from the ferry, list as follows:

Cormorant, Shag, Gannet, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Eider, Pheasant, Corncrake 3s, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, Whimbrel, Redshank, Turnstone, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull,Herring Gull,  Great Black Back, Lesser Black Back, Kittiwake, Arctic Tern 2, Little Tern c.20, Rock Dove, Skylark, Swallow, Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Wheatear, Wren, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Hooded Crow, Raven, Chough,  Starling, Tree Sparrow.  From the ferry: Storm Petrel 1, Manx Shearwater 3, Fulmar, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Guillemot, Razorbill.

No phalaropes, did look carefully, as I need it for my County list (!), but I think a full day could still turn something up.  I hardly had time to do the west properly. "

Garden Warbler is new for the year and joins a list of scarce birds seen this spring that might normally be associated with Tory in autumn; Redstart, Black Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat

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