Saturday, 23 September 2000

23rd September 2000 Lunan Bay, Montrose 7.00am - 7.30pm. (no sign of poss. Audouin’s Gull) with brief visit to Montrose basin (no sign of large Tern sp.). Showers

Red-throated Diver c.4 on sea including 1 in full summer-plumage.
Great Crested Grebe c.3 on sea
Fulmar c.10
Gannet c.10
Shag c.5
Mute Swan 2
Eider c.100
Common Scoter c.100
Surf Scoter 1 drake found by DC just offshore off Lunan Bay
Velvet Scoter c.200
Red-breasted Merganser c.3
Buzzard c.5
Lapwing c.20
Arctic Skua 1 very pale immature with white cap and belly but extensive white on bases of upper-primaries.
Little Gull c.40
Sandwich Tern 1
Black Tern 1
Guillemot c.5
Tree Sparrow 1 Usan
Brambling 2 Usan