Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Seawatch and stuff

Back at work has curtailed my activities somewhat and we've had house guests for the last four nights too.

The Sunday seawatch was really interesting with birds heading into the north-easterly at Birsay and getting shoved into the Skibi Geo bay as they rounded the Brough or cut across the causeway. A European Storm petrel was neat but this was shortly followed by brief but good views of a Balearic. Unfortunately this species is very uncommon here and the views were not good enough to claim the species for the record. I can't remember seeing so many Gannets here before, counting them was next to impossible however.

This evening a brief look at The Shunan revealed 10 Black-tailed Godwits.

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