Tuesday, September 30, 2008

29th September, 2008.

Strong westerly winds and rain squalls at intervals again raised hopes that they would bring in something good, or promote passage, but nothing resulted other than Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Fulmar and Kittiwake moving through, in fact zipping through at times!!

Most of day spent identifying and agreeing survey sections for the BTO Low Tide Surveys of Loch Indaal. Little time to really scrutinize what was around but 16 Pale-bellied Brent present, which may be the forerunners to our small wintering flock. Grey lag Goose numbers actually appear to have dropped and certainly we've had no arrival of more birds late month as I'd anticipated. It's not too late of course!!!

A small group of Mistle Thrushes late afternoon rising from a juncus ridden pasture and flying off SW suggested passage birds.

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