Sunday, 15 May 2016

Chris Ingram and Seamus Feeney 12th and 13th May

Hi Peter,

I joined Seamus Feeney on Tory on 12th and 13th May. Here is our list:

Whooper Swan  single bird on the bog on 13th
Greylag  3 heading NE over the island on 13th
Shelduck  2 at east beach on 12th
White-billed Diver  3 adults off SE on 12th, 1 moulting adult on 13th
Great Northern Diver  5/6 off east on 12th,  few off east on 12th and 13th and 4/5 off lighthouse on 13th
Manx Shearwater  small numbers passing E on 13th
Heron 1 at south lake on 13th
Merlin  female on 13th
Corncrake  Anton recorded 10 pairs (5 east % west) on evening of 12th
Dunlin  c.100 around island on 13th
Snipe  7 together in flight on 12th and others drumming
Whimbrel  2 on 12th, 9 on 13th
Great Skua  1 on 12th, 3 on 13th
Black-headed Gull   22 on north lake on 12th, presumably 11 pairs
Arctic Tern  at least 50
Collared Dove  1 around west town on 13th
White Wagtail  probably 7/8 on 12th, 5 on 13th
Sedge Warbler  1song-flighting in east on 13th
Chiffchaff  2 both days
Willow Warbler  1 on 13th
Spotted Flycatcher  2 on 12th, 1 on 13th
Rook  1 in east on 13th
Lesser Redpoll   3 on 13th
Siskin  1 on 13th in Anton's garden, present in previous few days

Also 2 Dolphin sp. off east and very large Basking Shark off south on 12th

Regards Chris

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