Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Leach's, Sooty's and a Sabines

Leach's Petrel. Another contender for worst image of the week!
 A brilliant sea watch today 08.00- 15.00: 

Red-throated Diver: 1 off shore                        Sabines Gull: 1w
Great-crested Grebe: c20 off shore                 Glaucous Gull 3w on beach
Sooty Shearwater: 14w                                    Sandwich Tern: 43w
Leach's Petrel: 3w                                            Common Tern: 2w
Gannet:195                                                       Guillemot 26w
Common Scoter: 42w 8E                                  Razorbill: 84w                                
Red-breasted merganser: 1w                           Auk sp: 78w                          
Turnstone: 14+ on beach                                 Skylark: 4 in                               
Dunlin: 5w                                                         Swallow: 96 in                                      
Curlew: 1w                                                        Meadow Pipit: 5 in
Great Skua: 24w 2E                                          Pied Wagtail: 9 in 2 on beach
Arctic Skua: 6+ off shore                                  Starling: 26 in
Mediterranean Gull 2winiter: 1w                       Linnet: 20 over beach
Yellow-legged Gull ad: 1 on beach                   Goldfinch: 498 over beach
Little Gull: 1-3adults 1 1winter all west              Siskin: 7+ over beach
Kittiwake : 6w                                                    Harbour Porpoise: 3 off shore

Sooty Shearwater. Yet another contender for worst photo of the week

As I was driving off the beach a Gull caught my eye. As screeched to halt and fumbled for my camera I realised it was a 3w Glaucous Gull hopefully back for the winter.

The  only snatched shot I managed 

1 comment:

  1. Well, deserved Martin, don't worry about the pics!