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Monday, 4 February 2019

15th to 31st January – Divers and Chiffchaffs to the fore

The following is a round-up of records from the LFS Logbook for the period 15-31 January:

One of the features was Red-throated Divers, with records on nine dates, including a max 12 on 19th. A single Black-throated Diver was in the Landing Bay on 17th & 18th (Dean Jones). Also out at sea have been: a max of nine Gannets (25th), three Cormorants on Great Shutter Rock (19th), Shag max 11 (22nd), Kittiwake max 651 (25th), Common Gull max seven (23rd), Lesser Black-backed Gull max 12 (26th), and mixed auks species max 200 (23rd). On land, there were a male and female Teal (21st), a max of four Oystercatchers (26th), a female Sparrowhawk on three dates, single Water Rails on 17th & 21st, a lone Woodpigeon on three dates, a Kestrel on 16th & 20th, the overwintering female Great Spotted Woodpecker on three dates, one or two Skylarks on four dates, overwintering Chiffchaffs on nine dates, with a max of four on 16th & 17th, one or two Goldcrests on five dates, a single Song Thrush on three dates, one or two Robins on six dates, a male and female Stonechat on 19th, two Meadow Pipits on 19th, a max of 11 Rock Pipits on 19th, only a single Chaffinch on three dates to 25th, and a lone Goldfinch on 16th & 19th.

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