Saturday, 3 May 2014

Chris Ingram 1st/2nd May

I recieved an email fro Chris detailing his recent trip to Tory...

Great Northern Diver  1 in s.p from north of island on 2nd
Manx Shearwater  small numbers passing on 2nd
Whooper Swan  3 still at west lake
Eider  4 still in harbour (male, female and 2 imm males)
Buzzard 1 both days
Merlin on 2nd
Oystercatcher  94 roosting at west lake on 1st
Whimbrel  7+ both days
Dunlin  6 on beach 1st, 2 on 2nd
Purple Sandpiper  still present on beach
Great Skua  1 east on 2nd
Black-headed Gull  10 roosting off beach on 1st, 4 at lake 2nd
Little Tern  2 roosting at west lake on 1st
Collared Dove  2 around West town both days
White Wagtail  25 on 1st, 5 on 2nd
Lesser Whitethroat  2 in Anton's garden on 1st, also at least one on 30th April (AM)
Blackcap  3 on 1st
Chiffchaff  5+ both days
Linnet  1 has been present for a week or more, again on 2nd
Reed Bunting  2 possibly 3
Willow Warbler  2 on 1st, 1 on 2nd

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