Sunday, 29 August 2010

Wknd 28-29 August

Trip to Dundee Saturday so missed the first BigVis count - tried Sunday though, from Ferny Ness - unfortunately developed to very blustery conditions, which limited passerine migration (well, there was one bird, and I failed to ID it!). Link to full counts, nice to see skuas heading west, normally we can detect but a tiny proportion of those reaching Hound Point in Upper Forth which are en route to overland migration to the west coast (though on arriving home I found more and better ones had been seen from Musselburgh, as is typical). An adult Med went throo SW with BHG over the car park just after dawn.

Earlier in the wk, 2 Med Gulls by the Seton Burn again on Wednesday (including red-7P8, the other adult depicted here), rather eclipsed by a stunning display by an adult male Peregrine, which circled and stooped into the gulls and small waders twice, missing a Turnstone by a whisker.

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