Saturday, May 9, 2009

9th May,2009.

Thankfully back in harness with the weather also improving too.

Set against the tremendous results with skua sightings, both off the Outer Hebrides and within the Solwat Firth, I concentrated all effort into seawatching but with mixed results. Sadly no skuas whatsoever but 45 Light bellied Brent Geese, a Red throated Diver north and sustained sightings of Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Auks ( mainly Razorbill) was both enjoyable and a great change after being "denied" any opportunity for fieldwork. A couple of Whimbrel remained along the coastline and a Great Northern Diver was offshore. Sadly, after tomorrow, it seems we're in for a period of easterlies, which may bring with it increased numbers of summer vistors given they seem to be at low ebb.

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