Passerines were not very cooperative and there were no warblers, chats or pipits of any description with a flyover Snow Bunting the absolute highlight. Waterbirds were slightly better. The two Red-necked Grebes, an adult and a stripy juvenile, were still present and gave good scope views. We also had a few Common and Velvet Scoter, Guillemot and a single Red-throated Diver but not the large numbers of sea duck that I had hoped might have turned up. We did have some waders though with two Purple Sandpipers and a late Oystercatcher. So, my expectation may not have been met it wasn’t too bad.
We had a couple of Common Seals and foxes on both Gressholmen and Lindøya. We saw a lot of droppings on Gressholmen and it is clear that the animal was eating a lot of rowan berries and one must wonder how long it can survive on them.
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