Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Chris Ingram 29th 30th April

Hi Peter,

I was on Tory on 29th and 30th April. Sightings as follows:

Greylag  maximum of 9 on 30th
Eider  1 pair + 2 males on 30th
Great Northern Diver  maximum of 8 off shore
White-billed Diver  1 on 29th, probably same bird seen by Derek
Manx Shearwater  small numbers passing west
Peregrine  2 possibly 3 on 29th
Corncrake  3/4 singing
Dunlin  maximum of 15 on 30th
Whimbrel  up to 5 birds present
Snipe  1 on 30th
Great Skua  1 off east both days
Black-headed Gull  10 at north lake on 30th
Collared Dove  2 in east on 29th
Chiffchaff  up to 4 present
White Wagtail  maximum of 6 on 29th
Goldfinch  maximum of 4 on 29th
Siskin  male on 29th
Linnet  maximum of c.20 on 30th

Also Minke Whale on 29th, and multiple sightings of Basking Sharks and Bottlenose Dolphins both days.


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