Friday, 13 July 2012

Hard Work

08.40-09.40 from the seawatch hide:

Fulmar; 2W
Gannet:  21E  59W
Common Scoter: 7E  12W
Curlew: 1W
Peregrine: 2 juvs around power station
Mediterranean Gull: 1E
Common Tern: 52W
Sandwich Tern: 5E  11W
Auk sp: 4W
Harbour Porpoise: 3+ off shore
Common Seal: 1 off shore

At The Patch in very windy conditions 2 Mediterranean Gulls among 500+ Black-headed Gulls, 50+ Common Terns and the usual large Gulls.

At the ARC Pit 100s of Swifts with smaller numbers of House Martins and Sand Martins, a juvenile Peregrine was causing havoc among the hundreds of eclipse ducks and feral geese. 2 Hobby's hunting over the Tower Pits. With the wind making birding very difficult I washed the car ready for the wedding I have to attend tomorrow Oh Joy! 

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