Monday, 16 September 2013

Terns and Waders and another Peep?

Sea watch 06.15-08.15:
Shearwater sp: 3W (Manx or Balearic) 
Gannet: 77W
Bar-tailed Godwit: 4W 
Merlin: 2 in off
Arctic Skua: 22W
Kittiwake: 1W
Commic Terns: small number off shore
Sandwich Tern: 46W
A good selection of Terns at The Patch this morning:
Black Tern: 5
Little Tern: 1
Arctic Tern: 2+
Commic Tern: 75
Little Gull: 2
 At the ARC round the car park and the Tower Pits 10+ Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Common Whitethroats, 1 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers 4 Yellow Wagtails, a Hobby and 2 Marsh Harriers.
From Hanson a Black-necked Grebe, 20 Golden Plover, a little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common snipe, 2 Ruff and 2 Greenshank.
Dengemarsh Gully  found just 3 Chiffchaffs. On Dengemarsh 1 Great White Egret, 12 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harriers and 4 Yellow Wagtails of note.

 From Firth Hide this afternoon another good selection of waders:
Black-tailed Godwit: 29
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1
Ruff: 6
Greenshank: 4
Redshank: 1
Golden Plover: c50
Lapwing: c100
Common Snipe: 3
Little Stint: 3
Dunlin: 10+
Ringed Plover: 6+
Also 2+ Sparrowhawks, a Marsh Harrier and another Peep? (see below)

After the problems with Stints and Peeps lately, any one who is interested can make there own minds up on todays bird!  

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