Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Sea Watching

This mornings sea watch from the Fishing boats was an improvement on yesterday.
TG,DW,BM,MH,MC  06.30-11.30 totals:
Gannet: 500+                                        Mediterranean Gull: 4 o/s 
Sooty Shearwater: 5W                          Kittiwake: o/s
Fulmar: 1W                                           Little Gull: 4W
Brent Goose: 2E                                    Sandwich Tern: 124W
Common Scoter: 68W                           Common Tern: 54W
Merlin: 2 in                                            Arctic Tern: 4W
Bonxie: 16W                                          Black Tern: 2W
Arctic Skua: 10W                                  Hirundines (majority Swallows): c3000 out

 At the ARC the 2 Spoonbills till approx 12.30 when flew high SW. The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present, easy to find as it was the only wader apart from a Lapwing. 2+ Black Terns over the lake along with 100s of mainly Sand Martins, a Marsh Harrier and 5+ Chiffchaffs around the hide.
Taken just before they departed
Another hour early afternoon from the fishing boats was riveting, so much so that one of the watchers fell asleep standing up. 

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