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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Foggy & dank

A miserable weekend, including thick fog Saturday 20th morning and evening meant my birdwatching forays were limited to Saturday afternoon (& Sunday afernoon) where a visit to Ness Point revealed up to 5 Purple Sandpipers feeding on the rocks just north of Ness Point, a group of 4 were initially seen then 3 flew and roosted on the rocks on the northern corner of the Point, whilst 2 were still feeding 100 yards further north, 3 and 2 make 5!
A Rock Pipit was seen earlier briefly on the roof at Hamilton Dock, whilst a Robin perched on the seawall. A passage of birds on the near horizon included 2 Red- throated Divers south and an interesting dumpy auk also flying south but too far away to call conclusively, sadly.
around 700+ Starling flew onto the rocks near the finger and then flew and settled on the lower rung of the old Gas Works chattering incessantly!

After the showers on Sunday 21st,a totally blank day as there was no sign of the Turtle Dove or indeed the Waxwings along Harris Avenue & I walked around Fallowfields hoping for Woodcock or Bullfinch but saw nowt.

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