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.