Wednesday 18th February 2009 IoS Bird Reports

 Mary’s**PACIFIC DIVER** (ad) still this afternoon seen from Pelistry/Innisidgen. First seen on 22nd December 2008 but could not be relocated due to windy conditions. In the first calm conditions since, relocated briefly on Saturday 14th February and Sunday 15th February. On Monday 16th February remained mainly distant but occasionally showed reasonably well. (Thanks B.Flood)  Also GN Diver (16) and Slav Grebe (2). *CATTLE EGRET* still at allotments by dump. Kumlien’s Gull (juv), Iceland Gull (2) and Glaucous Gull (2w) at Porthloo Beach this morning. Eider (2), Common Scoter (3) and BT Diver off north side of island this afternoon. Little Auk viewed from St Mary’s Quay towards Samson, tho distant.

BryherLong-eared Owl (2) in bushes below Vine Farm. Also Jackdaw and Hooded Crow.

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