Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Strong south-westerly winds featured once again during a largely sunny day. Seawatching highlights included three Great Northern Divers, one Blue Fulmar, a Shelduck, 24 Wigeon, 39 Teal, five Eider and a Bonxie flying south. A total of 15 Little Gulls also moved south, with three flying north, whilst a lone Little Auk also headed south.
Thornwick Pool hosted the drake Pintail and a pair of Gadwall and a Common Buzzard frequented South Dykes.
The two Richard’s Pipits remained between North Marsh and North Landing; viewable from the cliff top path and spending time around the flash in the sheep field. A total of 24 Rock Pipits were located, split between Breil Nook and South Landing. South Dykes held five Treecreepers together and two Goldcrests, with South Landing attracting single Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, 15 Siskins and seven Bullfinch.