Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Around the area!

Sea Watch from the fishing boats with AJG and DW 07.00-09.00
Gannet 64 E
Teal 5 W
Wigeon 13 E
Scoter 2 W
Ringed Plover 2 in
Dunlin 1 in
Curlew 2 E
Turnstone 4 W
Arctic Skua 14 W
Arctic tern 1 W
Common tern 6 W
Sandwich Tern 34 W
Auk Sp 4 W
Hobby 1 in
Wheatear: 1 on beach
Swallow 7 E
Sand Martin 2 E
Grey Wagtail 3 over
Meadow Pipit 3 over

At the south end of the ARC of note:
Black-necked Grebe: 2 
Ruff: 5 
Greenshank: 2 
Yellow Wagtail: 2
Sand Martin: c300 over the lake

At Galloways with MH and BP: of note
Whinchat: 9
Wheatear: 1
Stonechat: 2

The ARC from Hanson: of note
Black-necked Grebe: 2
Little Egret: 4
Hobby: 1
Black-tailed Godwit: 9
Dunlin: 2
Common Snipe: 1
Golden Plover: c50
Marsh Harrier: 1
Cetti's Warbler: 2

On  Burrowes Pit: of note
Great White Egret: 1
Little Egret: 2
Hobby: 2
Marsh Harrier: 1
Ruff: 3
Common Snipe: 2
Greenshank: 1
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1
Dunlin: 12
Ringed Plover: 4
Golden Plover: c30

One again The Midrips looked so good yet delivered little:
Culew: 3 
Dunlin: 11
Sanderling: 1
Ringed Plover: 8
Golden plover: c20 on shingle ridge
Hobby: 1
Sandwich Tern: 3

Scotney still holds the 2 Ruddy Shelduck, the Egyptian Geese along with 100s of Greylags and Canada Geese.

This afternoon From The Fishing Boats 13.45-15.45 with DW:
Common Scoter: 10W
Whimbrel: 1 in
Dunlin: 3 on beach
Ringed Plover: 1 on beach
Arctic Skua: 10W  6E
Kittiwake: 2W
Little Gull : 1 the usual bird
Guillemot: 2W
Auk sp: 7W
No Counts mad of Gannet, Sandwich Terns and commic Terns.
Arctic Skua from the fishing boats

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