Wednesday, 9 August 2017


A bit more cloudy in the morning with a brisk westerly breeze and a few little spells of drizzle; a seawatch first thing produced a Sooty Shearwater, a Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrels, 2 Tufted Ducks, a Heron in off, a big bull Orca which surfaced once distantly and a pod of 5-6 Risso’s Dolphins which came close in, went past the Beacon and continued out to sea.   A look around the north end then produced single Ruff (my first juvenile of the autumn) and Black-tailed Godwit along with 30 Knot, 25 Dunlin, 82 Curlew, 40 Redshank, 70 Golden Plover and 7 Arctic Skuas lingering around Seal Skerry.


Dunlin and the Ruff

Bar-tailed Godwit

Pied Wagtail fledgling

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