Saturday, 12 September 2015

Todds Canada Goose

From Chris....

Hi Peter,
Theo and I were on Tory on 19th and 20th August.  The woodpecker had gone and there was little else on the 19th apart from 2 Herons, a Kestrel and a Willow Warbler.  However a late afternoon visit to south lake produced a juvenile Ruff and a very brief American Golden Plover, which landed and immediately flew off and out to sea.  It was identified solely on call.  On the 20th was the resident Buzzard, 2 Whimbrels and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Ralph Sheppard, Theo and I were on Tory on 10th September. The list as follows:
Sooty Shearwater  5 from boat.
Manx Shearwater 5/6 from boat
Puffin 2 from boat
Heron  1 east lake
Canada Goose  Flew into the beach  and from its behaviour seemed to be a new arrival. From 
                            Ralph's photos we consider it to be a Todd's Canada Goose, b.c. interior
Hen Harrier  female type seen briefly on a few occasions in reeds around east lake area
Sparrowhawk  1 seen on a few occasions around the island
Chough  A pair near west town, not an easy bird to find on Tory this year
Swift  3 around west town
Swallow  10-15 around the island
Robin  1 magic bush
Chiffchaff  1 in Grace's garden
Yellow-browed Warbler  Eamonn reported he saw one in his garden on 6th
White Wagtail 2 adults
Rosefinch   1 with the sparrow flock around east town.  It was photographed by Micky's 
                  daughter in their garden on 6th.
Regards Chris   

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