Sunday, 29 June 2014

Chris Ingram 27th Jumne

Chris was on Tory last Friday. Here is his trip totals

Manx Shearwater  c.20 from ferry back
Sooty Shearwater  6 from ferry back
Whooper Swan still 2 on west lake
Eider  female with 2 young, and female with 3 young in harbour
Peregrine 1 in east
Pheasant pair in Anton's east garden calling to a chick
Corncrake  4 singing west town
Dunlin  7 at west lake
Little Tern  6+
Song Thrush  resident bird in Anton's east garden suspected breeding (1st Tory record?)


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Anton's Photos 2013/ 2014

It took a while to sort through the 1000+ photos Anton had on his camera card. Some good birds include the first Ring Ouzel in a long time. The islands first records of White winged Black Tern and Glossy Ibis and one that got away a dark Kumlien's or possibly even a Thayer's Gull but there was only one photo and it does not appear to be conclusive..

Kumlien's/Thayer's type

Iceland Gull

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Iceland Gull

A Grey Phalarope from last December in the harbour

Glossy Ibis from December

 2 White winged Black Terns in May

I will add a few more over the weekend..

Monday, 9 June 2014

Derek Charles 7th/8th June

Derek was on Tory for a daySaturday afternoon to Sunday morning

Boat over
1 Bonxie
1 2cy Little Gull
12 Storm Petrel

8 calling Corncrake West End
1 Chiffchaff (only migrant)
1 Female hybrid Black Duck x Mallard on Lake
2 Dunlin
4 Little Tern (could easily be more)
80 Arctic Tern
1 Whooper Swan
80 Puffin on cliffs
1 pale Buzzard
1 female Peregrine
9 Collared Dove
1 Albino Rock Pipit
200 adult Kittiwake roosting on Lake
1 Great Northern Diver in flight over island
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Song Thrush
2 Chough
3 Raven
6 Hooded Crow (one seen taking Lapwing chick)
2 sedge Warbler
2 reed Bunting males.

Return Boat
6 Storm Petrel
6 Manx Shearwater
1 Hwk Moth species landed briefly on boat
1 Oystercatcher flying towards mainland

Marsh Orchid. Many reported on the island.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Corncrakes Gerard Murray

Gerard was on Tory with me last week and managed to get some fine shots of Grace's Corncrake

Friday, 6 June 2014

Corncrakes Grace Meenan

Grace was kind enough to send me photos who have taken up residence in the field beside her house.
I visited Tory yesterday. Very quiet except for some calling Corncrakes.
I will put up some of  Antons photos early next week...