Thursday, 18 August 2011

A Slow Start

First stop this morning at the ARC Pit was disappointing. Very few birds there not even the Lapwings and Golden Plovers just the usual wild fowl and the Goosander 2 LRPs and Common Sandpiper.
At the fishing boats Mark and Bob were already there not seeing much. When they left at 10.00 I decided to carry on for another couple of hours. In that time there was 2 Arctic Skuas E, 1 Balearic Shearwater W, 150+ Gannets W, a mixed flock of 50+ Common and Sandwich Terns with 2 Little Terns back and forth feeding along the shore, also the  2W Glaucous Gull gave a couple of fly bys.
Back at the ARC just after Midday was much better, with the Lapwings back 200+ Golden Plover, 56 Knot, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Egrets, 1 Ad Med Gull and 200+ Sand Martins over the pits.     

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