Sunday, 5 October 2014

Wknd 4-5 October

9 Whoopers, including a family of 4 juvs fresh in from their first trip over the Atlantic, in stubble N of Muirton late Sunday; on floods there 98 Lapwing and 10 Teal.

Earlier in the Forth, in one scan at 16:30hrs: 146 juvs and 24 ads/sub-ads Gannets, 3 ad Little Gulls W, dark skua W (probably Arctic), many auks, mainly Razorbill; on the Seton Burn, ad Med Gull red-7P8, Greenshank, 62+ Wigeon and still 13 Sandwich Tern; Gosford Sands: 96 Grey Plover, 52 Dunlin, 14 Sanderling and the leucistic Bar-tailed Godwit.

In Longniddry - Chiffs calling most days, Grey Wagtail very prominent of late, both owls heard, and mewing Buzzards enjoying the Indian summer weather.

Blog neglected of late - just too busy these days!