Sunday, 8 August 2010

Wknd 7-8 August

Main highlight was the migrant Coot heard over at night, as per garden birds log (species 89 for the in/from garden list, one of 16 species heard only, subset of 38 species only "over").

Went down to Longniddry shore on Sunday afternoon - not much moving though a bunch of 66 Swallows went throo SW, plus a few others, and 2 Whimbrels headed NE from Ferny Ness. Minimum 21 summer-plumage Red-necked Grebes on the sea (full counts).

Over the village, 60+ BHG and 2 Common Gulls were feeding on flying ants, their snapping bills clearly audible from below. Minimum 10 Swifts remained overhead.

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