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Tuesday 13 November 2018

13th Nov – A good mix of migrants

Today brought a wide variety of migrants, including:
  • single Ring Ouzel and Mistle Thrush at the top of Millcombe first thing;
  • nine Skylarks, 25 Starlings and a Snow Bunting, all of which seemed to arrive from the east;
  • an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Great Skua together with Kittiwakes and Gannets off the East Side at midday (plus three skua sp. at first light);
  • the Great Northern Diver still in the Landing Bay and two Red-throated Divers off Rat Island;
  • four Teal, four Snipe, a Jack Snipe and a Woodcock on top of the island;
  • a Chiffchaff on the Terrace;
  • a Black Redstart along the Beach Road;
  • three Goldcrests, a Linnet and 80 Chaffinches.
In addition, Martin Thorne saw a large-ish raptor, possibly a harrier or Short-eared Owl, coming in off the sea, mobbed by gulls as it went, when he was fishing from the jetty first thing.

Records from Rebecca Taylor, Tony Taylor and Martin Thorne.

Great Skua off the East Side, 13 Nov © Martin Thorne
Great Skua chasing a Kittiwake off the East Side, 13 Nov © Martin Thorne

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