Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Coldstream and Sanna

Tuesday morning saw Harbour Porpoise again in the Sound from Coldstream Cottage, along with a few Manx Shearwaters which arrived along with many auks, gulls and Shags, but only a few Gannets, to a small feeding frenzy just off-shore, which lasted about 15 minutes. It was interesting to see five Twite flying around the cottage calling in the morning. Later in the afternoon at least three Harbour Porpoise were close inshore with two Grey Seals not far away, Common Gulls, Kittiwakes and three Dunlin passed by and a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver lingered a little way out. Several Black Guillemot were close to the shore.

A trip to the unbelievably beautiful beach at Sanna revealed a good number of Wheatears along the way, several Sand Martins nesting in 'cliffs' in the dunes, two male Eider in the bay, a Common Tern and three Grey Seals.

Common Buzzards were surprisingly few and far between for the whole week and just one today was typical.

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