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Seawatching at Griminish Point, North Uist recently

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Seawatching at Griminish Point, North Uist recently

Post by BrianR » 25 Oct 2015, 10:40

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A varied selection of species heading south past the point in a couple of seawatches in the windy weather recently. A steady trickle of Gannets (around 300 per hour on one day), Kittiwakes (up to 300 per hour) and Guillemots/Razorbills (over 100 per hour) while other species included: 210 Brent Geese (one flock travelling with a ♂ Wigeon), a flock of some 15 Teal, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, a similar number of Sooty Shearwaters, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Red-throated Divers, 54 Great Northern Divers, 14 Golden Plovers, 16 Pomarine Skuas, an Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skuas and an Arctic Tern. Only one Fulmar was seen - usually very few offshore at time of the year.

The attached photo of a Peregrine was taken by Geoff Butler recently at Stinky Bay.

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