Re: [Orkbird] Westray
- I was on Westray last week and had presumably the same Iceland gull on Sunday. Earlier in the week had one Lapland and one Snow Bunt nr Cross Kirk. Also had three Whimbrel in poss breeding habitat (as I had last May) although, of course, they could just be passing through.Also had a dead stranded White Beaked Dolphin.Cheers.Don Otter.
--- On Thu, 30/4/09, lornadow <lorna.dow@...> wrote:
From: lornadow <lorna.dow@...>
Subject: [Orkbird] Westray
Date: Thursday, 30 April, 2009, 8:05 PM
I spent the day on Westray doing a few bits and bobs including visiting Noup Cliffs. The kittiwakes are beginning to build nests, the gannets are back in force but I couldn't get a good count. The wind was so strong I may have ended up over the edge! There weren't many guillemots back on the cliff, however early morning at Fowl Craig on Papay a fortnight ago it was bustling with guillemots, both on the cliff and at sea. I've visited since then at more civilised hours and there have barely been any -they don't seem to be settling yet.
I also had a peek at the puffins at Castle O'Burrian and there are at least 300.
I met Tim Wootton this afternoon and he had a sub adult Iceland gull north of Rapness yesterday, 7 barnacle geese at West Aikerness and a pair of Pintail at Loch of Burness today.
- As I am (I think!) the only "someone local" who is on Orkbird, I'll have a look in the morning!Cheers.Don.On Monday, 2 June 2014, 22:30, "gjcannon@... [Orkbird]" <Orkbird@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
A whimbrel on the cliffs east of Noup Head. I saw an arctic skua twice steal oystercatcher eggs . On leaving Pierowall on the community bus I thought I glimpsed a female red-backed shrike on top of a garden bush between the village and The Barn but couldn't be sure and will not report it as a sighting. But maybe someone local could have a look for it.Gerry