Sunday, 27 April 2014

Chris Ingram and Brad Bobson; 25th to 26th April

I had an email from Chris...

"Here are my sightings for 25th and 26th April and includes Anton's on 24th and Brad's on 26th:

Great Northern Diver 1 on sea off east
Manx Shearwater  2 from boat (BR) on 26th
Mute Swan
Whooper Swan  3 on west lake
Greylag  8 in east
PB Brent Goose  2 on west lake
Teal  1 on east lake
Green-winged Teal  1 on east lake (CI BR)
Tufted Duck
Eider  4 in harbour 25th/26th
Peregrine  1 on 25th (CI) 2 on 26th (BR)
Merlin  1 on 25th (CI)  1 on 26th (BR)
Pheasant  2 pairs
Oystercatcher  65 roosting at west lake on 2Turnstone5th
Ringed Plover
Golden Plover  7 on 24th (AM)  3 on 25th and 2 on 26th
Purple Sandpiper  1 on beach 26th
Dunlin  7 on beach 25th 4 on 26th
Whimbrel  1 on 25th  5 on 26th
Common Sandpiper 2-  ! on 26th (BR) and 1 on beach 26th (CI)
Black-headed Gull  6 on 24th (AM)  2 on 25th (CI)
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull  1st year bird still present in east on 26th
Great Black Back
Kittiwake  c.20 roosting on west lake and breeding on east cliffs
Black Guillemot  c.15 on sea in east
Puffin  large numbers off east
Rock Dove
Meadow Pipit  1 noted with nest material
Rock Pipit
Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail  c.20 on 25th c.10 on 26th
Wheatear a fall on night of 25th with in excess of 65 birds on 26th
Ring Ouzel  male near lighthouse on 24th (AM)
Fieldfare  1 on 26th (BR)
Song Thrush  2 on 26th (BR)
Garden Warbler  c.3 on both days
Chiffchaff  c.5 both days
Willow Warbler  up to 10 both days
Hooded Crow
Tree Sparrow
Linnet  1 on 26th
Goldfinch  1 on 26th
Snow Bunting  spring male on 24th (AM) and 26th (BR)
Reed Bunting  1 around Anton's garden

61 species, and I rounded it off with a Swift on the way home!"

Regards Chris

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