Saturday, 4 August 2012

Chris Ingram 1st/2nd August

I had an e mail from Chris Ingram who was on Tory on the 1st and 2nd of August with his Canadian friend Robin Lawson. He reported the following

"Visited Tory on 1st/2nd August.  List as follows:

On the crossing over there were c.15 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Bonxies, 3 Auk species, Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake, a Sandwich Tern and 2 Sand Martins.  Also very brief views of a cetacean, possibly a Minke Whale.  Return journey was uneventful with only 5 Manx and very little else.
I recorded 42 species as follows:

Manx Shearwater  1 offshore
Fulmar  offshore
Gannet  offshore
Mute Swan  pair with one cygnet East lake, I on North Lake
Peregrine  1
Ringed Plover
Lapwing  18+ including some juvs
Dunlin  4
Curlew  2
Turnstone 50+ on beach
Bonxie  1 over South lake
Common Gull
Lesser Black Back
Great Black Back
Herring Gull
Kittiwake  adults +2/3 juvs
Sandwich Tern  1 offshore
Common Tern  2
Arctic Tern  c.10 including 2 juvs
Little Tern  c.10
Guillemot  2 offshore
Razorbill  2 offshore
Puffin  none seen, all have left island
Corncrake  1 singing East Town
RockDove/Feral Pigeon
Swift  2
Skylark  3+
Rock Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Wheatear  most birds seen were juvs
Hooded Crow
Chough  amazingly none seen!
Pied Wagtail
Wren  only 1 seen
Tree Sparrow  2+
Reed Bunting  2 (1 East 1 West)

The King told me that mixamatosis has affected rabbits on the island and there were many carcases on the marsh road, although all the rabbits seen looked healthy."

Swift is new for the year

Oystercatchers and Redshank


Some of Robins photos.

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