Monday, 30 April 2012

A good day on The Point

Star of the day was undoubtedly the Ortolan bunting found by DW and NG. A smart bird though quite flighty, never really allowing close approach. Other grounded migrants included a bright male Redstart, 12+ Wheatears, 3+ Willow Warblers and a Whinchat a rarity in spring now. Sea watch totals below.

O5.00-16.15 Myself +TG+JHRC+DW et al With an hours break to admire the Ortolan:
Red-throated Diver: 8E
Black-throated Diver: 13E
Gannet: 48E
Fulmar: 36E
Shelduck: 17W
Common Scoter: 243E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 98E
Whimbrel: 26E
Curlew: 1E
Grey Plover: 32E
Dunlin: 10E
Arctic Skua: 14E
Pomarine Skua: 22E (1,5,1,15)
Great Skua: 3E
Black Tern: 1 on The Patch
Commic Tern: 1298E
Sandwich Tern: 547E
Swift: 21 in off
Swallow: 64 In off

1 comment:

  1. Martin,
    Beautiful bird - so pleased you got some worthwhile pics. Full credit to David for not giving up on the search.. I did. Whoops!