Tory Island Bird Blog
An account of birding trips to Tory Island County Donegal.
Thursday, 8 May 2014
I had an email from Rob who was on Tory last weekend
I was on Tory last saturday evening until monday morning, weather wasn't great and the birds kept low.
A few highlights,
Iceland gull, 1st summer on the East lake.
Purple sandpiper, 1 adult summer in the harbour.
Stonechat, male east lake, I think my first on Tory!
Merlin, around the lighthouse.
Buzzard, 1 mostly around east town.
Peregrine, 1 west end.
Eider, ad male, female and 1st summer male in the harbour.
Corncrake, 1 singing west town, 3 around east lake.
Song thrush, 1 Antons east end.
Redwing, 1 Antons east end.
Blackbird, 1 Antons east end.
Blackcap, 1 male Antons east end.
Greenland wheatear, about 5-6 good looking candidates.
Wheatear, 30 plus, several paired up.
Pied wagtail, a pair east and west end.
White wagtail, about a dozen most days, probably a lot more.
Great skua, 1 east on sunday.
Tufted duck, 4 pairs on ligthhouse pond, 2males and female south west lake.
Anton had a few nice shots on the camera, he seemed to have a good winter out there!
All the best,
5 minutes ago
Hi Rob. Thanks for the records. Good to hear from you. Hopefully we will get to catch up in donegal at some stage..
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