Tuesday, 31 July 2012


An hour at The Point this morning in gloomy conditions was rather slow, with a highlight of a single Balearic Shearwater W, 1 adult Little Gull W, 31 Common Scoter 2W 29E. Off shore Common and Sandwich Terns were feeding along with 100+ Gannets and 3+ Harbour Porpoises, also 6  Sand Martins and 5 Swifts flew south.
Around the ARC Pit 2 Garganey, 4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Peregrine c100 Swifts, c150 Sand Martins, c50 House Martins.
Another sea watch from the fishing boats this afternoon produced 2 Manx Shearwaters W, 34 Common Scoter E, at least 1 juvenile Arctic Tern W, with more Gannets Common and sandwich Terns.
The Harwich Lifeboat The Albert Brown was an impressive sight powering by off shore from The Point this afternoon.
Harwich Lifeboat Albert Brown

1 comment:

  1. Lifeboats have some interesting names. I can remember the one in Filey (yorkshire) was called "The Keep Fit Association". I could always picture the liftboatmen, (all volunteers and mainly fishermen) having to do fitness exercises and pressups as they put to sea to rescue someboby from a capsized cobble.