Long-tailed Duck & Snow Buntings

7th November 2010 – bright and sunny NE1 then S2
A single Great Skua harassing 20,000 Herring Gulls feeding on a large wreck of starfish and a Shag and Gannet were the pick of the sightings over the sea.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved: 21 Redwing, 15 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare and 4 Song Thrush. The lingering Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff both remain in residence. A Snow Bunting was found at the northern tipof the island.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of birds were again on the move early morning with 142 Jackdaw, 151 Pink-footed Geese, 40 Starling, 14 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 22 Whooper Swan, 7 Carrion Crow, 4 Siskin, 4 alba Wagtail, 2 Brambling, 2 Rock Pipit and single Snow Bunting, Redpoll and Rook.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck and flock of 24 Barnacle Geese remain. Waders included 16 Greenshank, 6 Purple Sandpiper and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.
A flocks of 70 and 22 Twite put in a brief appearances and 2 Raven were seen. Raptors included Barn Owl, Little Owl and Merlin.
A Red Admiral was still on the wing.
Snow Bunting