Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sheltering in Hanson

Seawatching from The Point this morning was again disappointing. With frequent squalls the visibility was sometimes very poor not that there was much to see.
Gannet: c60
Common Scoter: 15w
Arctic Skua: 3 o/s
Sandwich Tern: 28w
Common Tern: 15w
Auk sp: 9E
Hirundines mainly Swallows: 186 out 
 A few hours at the ARC Pit spent mainly in Hanson keeping dry and out of the wind. The 2 Spoonbills were still present as was the Pectoral Sandpiper along with 5+ Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 17 Golden Plover, a Garganey among the regular wildfowl 7 Pintail, 32 Wigeon, a Black-necked Grebe, 3 Black Terns, a Common Tern, 8 Little Egrets, a Marsh Harrier, 2+ Sparrowhawks and numerous Sand martins and swallows over the pit. In the Willow trail 4+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Another short watch at The Point this afternoon produced even less than this morning.

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