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22 August 2021

Chris Johnson

Senior Member
WeBS Count today
North Bay was disturbed and uncountable.
Ardivachar Headland and Bay.
A good start to the day with a dark-phased Arctic skua heading north pasted the headland.
Waders: sanderlings, 460; turnstones, 222; dunlins, 38; ringed plovers, 51; curlew, 1; .resdshanks 2; oystercatchers 3.
Gulls: black headed 70; greater black-backed, 9, herring 12, common, 62.
Others: eiders, 80; cormorants 3; gannets 2.