Thursday, 13 December 2012

13th December 2012

Lots of fog around the island and temperatures barely lifted above freezing today, nevertheless some decent records to report. The Medditteranean Gull of yesterday made another appearance this time on the west side, the female Scaup also continued to show. Other duck sightings were few with 2 male Goldeneyes and a single Wigeon in addition to 28 Common Scoters. A Fieldfare flew off east and a Redwing was briefly on the island, while 55 Skylarks flew west and a single in the opposite direction. Four Song Thrushes were present, some of which will be long staying birds. Twenty five Great Crested Grebes were on the sea with a Red-throated Diver and 40+ Grey Plovers were seen on the east hoyle sands.

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