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Ness news from Tony for 4th-7th June

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Ness news from Tony for 4th-7th June

Post by BrianR » 07 Jun 2015, 21:10

Thursday 4th: ' 1st-summer Little Gull still at Loch Stiapavat (also 6th/7th), a House Martin over Port of Ness and Spotted Flycatchers there and at Knockaird.'

5th: 'a Black-tailed Godwit in non-breeding plumage by Loch Stiapavat (at Five Penny the next day), two Spotted Flycatchers in Port of Ness and a single Tree Sparrow.'

6th: 'a ♂ Red-necked Phalarope by the roadside pool just before the lighthouse between 11.45 and 13.30 (during westerly gale) along with two 1st-summer Iceland Gulls, two Sandwich Terns dropped in briefly at the Black-headed Gull colony at Loch Stiapavat where there was a single Shelduck and 16 Swallows in the afternoon, and a Spotted Flycatcher was at Europie.'

7th: 'the Black-tailed Godwit was back at Loch Stiapavat where a Pectoral Sandpiper flew over the Black-headed Gull colony and called before dropping down and vanishing into the long grass at 14.40 hours (maybe the same bird that did exactly the same on 28th May), there was just a single 1st-summer Iceland Gull by the roadside pool, and a Spotted Flycatcher remained at Port of Ness.'

Tony also mentions a Lesser Whitethroat at Europie - date not given.

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