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Old Saturday 21st July 2018, 15:08   #3276
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Or what might turn up on the rocks in Greyhope bay....
Sadly there were no terns of any kind on the rocks in Greyhope Bay this morning. Lots of gulls, and a few waders too though. The latter included 6 Knot, 4 Dunlin and one Common Sandpiper. Two Whimbrel flew south, to give nine species of wader in total. Looking out to sea didn't add too much either, just two Manx Shearwaters, a Puffin and two Red-throated Divers.

The best sighting was of an Otter carrying a large fish along the edge of the north pier. My first here for a while. There seem to be good numbers of young birds about now, particularly Swallows and House Martins. That's encouraging after the poor start to the summer for those species.

Here are some gratifyingly record-like shots of a few things.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2018, 21:23   #3277
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Good numbers of waders around Greyhope Bay this evening. Most conspicuous were no fewer than 62 Knot, all summer-plumaged adults. Also around were a Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel and nine Dunlin.
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Old Saturday 4th August 2018, 16:21   #3278
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Quite busy this morning at the Ness, but without anything particularly outstanding. 90 Swifts over Torry was a good number - presumably including some birds on the move. There were a few warblers about, including a slightly scary looking juvenile Sedge Warbler at the Battery (see picture). At least one Lesser Redpoll was also about.

Waders were less prominent than a few evenings back, with just two Dunlin and two Common Sandpipers. A downy juvenile Ringed Plover was on the beach in Greyhope Bay. Offshore very little was happening aside from six Common Scoters going north. 50 Goosanders were in the harbour and butterflies included a couple of Small Coppers.
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Old Sunday 5th August 2018, 16:29   #3279
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A pleasantly warm day again in Torry. A scattering of waders was around on the rocks, including a Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper and a Knot. It seems to have been a good year for Mediterranean Gulls and two juveniles were seen well on the rocks below the foghorn. One was noticeably greyer than the other. Offshore, an adult Little Gull was milling about the calm seas.

It was good for butterflies too, with plenty of Small Coppers as well as a few Red Admirals and Painted Ladies. Loads of Silver Y moths around as well.
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Had a pleasant wander round the Ness late afternoon today. Offshore absolutely truckloads of seabirds were feeding - mostly Kittiwakes and Guillemots but other common species were joining in too. A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was again around the rocks below the foghorn. This was the greyer individual. A Little Gull was also seen in Greyhope Bay. It may have been the same bird as at the weekend but on closer inspection it looks a bit of a subadult - maybe a 2nd (or even 3rd) calendar year bird. Waders included two Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper. 61 Goosander were in the harbour.

Here are a couple of shots of the Med Gull, in a bid to prevent myself getting blase about them. There's also a sample of the seabird throng.
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Had a quick look around this evening. My first Wheatear of the autumn was on the golf course. A Bonxie was offshore and waders included a Common Sandpiper and two Dunlin.
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An interesting look around late afternoon today, in very calm conditions with fantastic visibility despite some heavy showers circling in the distance. Two Knot and two Dunlin were in the Greyhope Bay area and we also have to wheel out Ye Olde Purple Sandpiper Totaliser:

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A cracking start. Offshore huge numbers of seabirds were feeding. This included lots of Razorbills, with their rasping, rolling call mixing with the more familiar whistling of Guillemots. Four Manx Shearwaters and seven Common Scoters went north.

Patient scanning of the calm seas eventually paid off with a distant Minke Whale, which surfaced five or six times.

1. Spot the baby Ringed Plover
2&3. Seabird throngs
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Old Saturday 11th August 2018, 19:05   #3284
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Huh!!!! After days of searching I found him LOL!!

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Old Sunday 12th August 2018, 07:40   #3285
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Found It eventually.
Think I require another trip to Specsavers though.
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