Monday, 22 December 2008

Bressay 2007

30th Sept – 6th Oct

Ross Ahmed, Alex Ash, Chris Dodds and David Parnaby

On the whole, a big pile of tripe as the following lists aptly demonstrates:

Pink-footed Goose 1 lingering
Greylag Goose good nos
Mallard small nos
Eider small nos
Long-tailed Duck 1 Bressay Sound
Red-breasted Merganser small nos
Red-throated Diver
Gannet small nos
Grey Heron small nos
Merlin 1 Bressay
Oystercatcher small nos
Ringed Plover small nos
Golden Plover good nos a few sites
Lapwing small nos
Knot up to 34 Bressay Voe
Dunlin small nos
Snipe common
Black-tailed Godwit 1 juv Bressay Voe 30/9
Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Bressay Voe 30/9
Curlew good nos
Redshank mod nos
Bonxie sev Bressay
Black-headed Gull v small nos
Common Gull mod nos some sites
Herring Gull mod nos some sites
GBB Gull fairly common
Kittiwake small nos
Arctic Tern small nos
Guillemot small nos
Razorbill small nos
Black Guillemot small nos
Feral Pigeon common
Skylark 100+ in single crop field
Meadow Pipit good nos
Grey Wagtail 1 Bressay
Pied Wagtail v small nos
Wren good nos
Robin 2
Redstart 1 Crueton
Wheatear v small nos
Blackbird mod nos
Fieldfare small no
Song Thrush v small nos
Redwing up to c60
Blackcap 1
Garden Warbler total of 3
Lesser Whiethroat total of 2
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 Crueton, 2 Glebe, 2 Uphouse, 1 Gorie, 2 Ham
Chiffchaff 1-2
Goldcrest v small nos
Hooded Crow common
Raven mod nos
Starling up to 250
House Sparrow common
Chaffinch 1
Brambling up to 40
Twite common
Lapland Bunting 1 Ham


Ash said...

Ah yes, it was a bit rubbish wasn't it! At least you weren't stuck on there for a month previously and after early promise of a Barred and a Dogeggfinch didn't see a passerine migrant for over 3 weeks in constant northerlies and westerlies! Night Heron was nice but still..
Still reckon we were unlucky and that it's got great potential, Humes and OBP this november, I still wince any time anything gets reported on there!

Ash said...

How's about a write up of your finds on the Farnes-you did pretty well in that year. Nice blog by the way, any plans for trips next year? I'm applying for jobs at the moment and may well end up somewhere rare, I'll let you know if I do.

Gary the Greenfnch said...

Hi Ashy, think it's about time Foula got a good seeing to. Still fancy the idea of Tiree as well.