Sunday, 8 September 2013

North Ronaldsay weekend

Bit late this post (rescheduled....)

Seawatching for eight hours on Saturday, walked nearly all the way up the island, got a lift for the last half a mile. Walking in a northerly with some rain, not nice. Thanks for the lift Mike. Started off with a north-westerly and ended up with a south-easterly, classic NRon seawatching conditions. Unfotunately, just as it was hotting up the fog came in, as it does on a south-east wind and put everything on the deck. However, 80 Sooties were nice, an ESP was distant and brief, a GND went by. Best of all though was that I broke the day Gannet record so 2,332 is now the day total to beat.... When we got back Simon very nicely caught the Marsh Warbler so that was well seen and then a grotfinch was caught up at Holland and we wizzed up there to see it.

A fair bit of trudging around on Sunday in very pleasant weather produced very few migrants. A Redstart and two Willow Warblers at Gravity and eventually I dug a Barred Warbler out from Holland gardens.

Barn at Holland

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