Friday, September 21st, 2018
A day of sunny intervals, increasing amounts of cloud and showers from late afternoon, with a strong westerly wind throughout. Seawatch highlights included two Sooty Shearwaters, six Little Gulls, 35 Common Terns, 15 Arctic Terns, and two Black Terns moving north; 18 Bonxies and 29 Arctic Skuas were also logged off the Fog Station.
The day’s main feature was a southerly movement of 905 Pink-footed Geese over the headland, concentrated from mid-afternoon. In addition, a single Pink-foot and a Gadwall frequented Thornwick Pools, five Snipe appeared to come in off the sea, whilst a Bar-tailed Godwit lingered on South Landing beach. Five Whinchat and a Wheatear were in the vicinity of the Lighthouse Grassland, whilst a Spotted Flycatcher was located near Thornwick Pools.