Saturday, 15 August 2015

Chris Ingram and Theo Campbell 13th August

Theo and I were on Tory on 13th and 14th August.  List as follows:

Storm Petrel  2 from boat over on 13th
Heron  1 at  south lake both days
Common Buzzard  1 on 14th
Kestrel  1 male on 14th
Corncrake  An adult with 6 downy young beside the road in west town
Golden Plover  2 over west town on 14th
Lapwing  1 on 14th
Dunlin  c.12 on west beach and 3/4 by south lake
Curlew   3 east off east end and a few by south lake
Green Sandpiper  1 on south lake on 13th
Redshank   6 on west beach
Turnstone  40-45 on west beach
Arctic Skua  A pale phase skua was on west beach on or around 9th/10th was  presumably
                      this species from descriptions given by islanders and boatmen.
Black-headed Gull  1 off west beach on 13
Common Gull  1 off west beach on 13th
Herring Gull  An adult with an un-marked ring on its right leg.  Also a badly oiled 1st year bird 
                        and 2 other partially oiled 1st years on west beach
Arctic Tern  2 at south lake
Puffin   Still c.10 on sea in east
Chough   Just one calling on 14th
Swallow   25/30 feeding in both east and west
Goldcrest  1 in west on 14th
Chiffchaff  1 in east on 13th
Willow Warbler   1/2 on 13th and 3/4 on 14th
Wheatear  c.10 both days
Linnet  7 in east on 13th
Regards Chris

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