Saturday 25 September 2010

Snowball remains

Still here - the snowball wonder (Mark Breaks)

Saturday 25th September comments: Where still in it. The northerly storm continued throughout the day, bringing huge seas and thunderous waves. Visitor boats remained moored in Seahouses harbour, tourists stayed at home and the wardens battened down the hatches – once again. It’s been a brutal day although which brought more migrant birds whilst others remained including the stunning Arctic Redpoll. The weather forecast suggests more strong winds from the north over the next few days, so it may be some time before things return back to normal.
Today Major highlights:
Arctic Redpoll on Brownsman for second day
Common Rosefinch for third day

Other birds today: Sooty Shearwater 182N, Manx Shearwater 12N, Bonxie 10N, Arctic Skua 3N, Red-throated Diver 22N, Red-necked Grebe 2 (including one in Kettle), Pink-footed Goose 4N, Brent Goose 4N, Barnacle Goose 289N, Wigeon 238N, Velvet Scoter 10N, Tufted Duck 2N, Teal 18N, Shoveler 21N, Red-breasted Merganser 9N, Peregrine 2, Snipe, Jack Snipe on Staple – first for autumn, Ruff 1, Short-eared Owl 2, Skylark 2, Whinchat, Wheatear, Redwing 3, Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Willow Warbler 3, Brambling 2.


kezia said...

Take care all , had to look up Bonxie !! I learn every day thank you

Paul said...

Great to see your Snowball pics. I found the first one on the 3rd October 1989,and had exactly the same impression!


Paul Gosling