Saturday, February 28th, 2015
An overcast day with a moderate to strong south-south-west wind and temperatures of 7 degrees C. During the seawatch, 17 Red-throated Divers flew south, including a partially leucistic individual, as did seven Teal and two Puffins, whilst two Eider flew north. Forty-five Purple Sandpipers were also present on the Outer Head. Large numbers of Guillemots/Razorbills moved south in the morning, with 22,500 per hour then heading back north late afternoon. Other sightings included seven Wigeon, 20 Teal, one Bar-tailed Godwit at South Landing, a Jack Snipe and seven Snipe at Thornwick, and a Stonechat near North Marsh.
Two Short-eared Owls were still in residence at Buckton, along with a Stonechat, 100 Yellowhammers and 40 Corn Buntings.