Monday, 29 September 2014

Black Tern!

07.15-08.00 from the fishing boats:
Gannet: 24 up
Teal: 7 down
Common Scoter: 8 down
Brent Goose: 1 up
Arctic Skua: 2+ around
Common Tern: 46 up
Arctic Tern: 1 up
Sandwich Tern: 41 up
Swallow: 125 out
Meadow Pipit: 280 out
Alba Wagtail: 8 out
Grey Wagtail: 2 over
A leveret by the approach road
My usual wander around The Point and Desert saw 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Skylarks, c200 Meadow Pipits. c90 Swallows, a Merlin, 10 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks and a Marsh Harrier hunting the trapping area, also a Hare.
At the observatory good numbers of Meadow Pipits and Chiffchaffs were trapped and processed.
Lunchtime at the ARC saw 1 Great White Egret, 1 Garganey, 3 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, c150 Golden Plover among c250 Lapwing, couple of squealing Water Rails  2 Cetti's Warblers and usual wildfowl.
5 Great White Egrets and the Glossy Ibis were seen from Hookers per MH.
This afternoon 14.50-16.20 from the fishing boats:
Gannet: 14 down
Brent Goose: 1 up
Dunlin: 1 down
Turnstone: 8 on beach 
Arctic Skua: 1 around
Little Gull: 1 down
Yellow-legged Gull: adult in roost
Black Tern: 1 down
Arctic Tern: 1 down
Common Tern: 37 down
Sandwich Tern:  56 down
Guillemot: 1 around 
 Black Tern at The Fishing Boats

 Sandwich Tern at the fishing boats
 Yellow-legged Gull near the fishing boats
A couple of Moths from last nights catch
 Barred Sallow

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