Thursday, 11 October 2012

Lesser Whitethroat 11th October 2012

I visited Tory for the day with Ger Murray despite good looking conditions the only warbler found was a Lesser Whitethroat. Other birds of note included a jack Snipe and 2 confiding Snow Bunting

Rain overnight continued till midday

All quiet in west town with few waders and no migrants. On the way out of west town Ger found a Lesser Whitethroat, the only warbler of the day.

The lake was quiet, but we flushed a Jack Snipe from the western end.At the ruined house close to the lighthouse a male Snow Bunting showed very well.

Male Snow Bunting West End

No Lapland Bunting despite a lenghty search.

Back out east another darked Snow Bunting showed well at the dump

Snow Bunting

Only 2 Barnacle geese were seen. This bird on the edge of west town and a bird flying to the mainland.Anton reported a few hundred flying south last week.

Barnacle Goose

Out east this Robin was the only notable migrant


On the return ferry a few birds..........
The best 2 Sooty Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua

Ferry home


Sooty Shearwater over Bloody Foreland

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