Wheatear at the fishing boats early morning
A beautifully warm early morning at the fishing boats today, found a Wheatear sunning its self. Noted moving south in half an hour were c300 Swallows, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4 Yellow Wagtails, c70 Meadow Pipits and 6 Goldfinches. Offshore just a handful of Terns and a an Arctic Skua.
Reed Bunting in The Moat
A disappointing plod around The Point and Desert seeing of note a single Whinchat, a Wheatear, 2 Black Redstarts, a few Chiffchaffs and a couple of Blackcaps.
Whinchat at eastern end of The desert
JT605 Great Black Backed Gull at the fishing boats
I drove into the ARC car park and came straight back out as it was so busy, but by all accounts all the usual suspects could be seen there but nothing new.
A couple of hours this afternoon Gull watching at the fishing boats, saw of note an adult and 2 2w Yellow-legged Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, a Little Gull, 3 Kittiwakes, 3+ Arctic Skuas, 2 Arctic Terns, c25 each of Common and Sandwich Terns, 20 Common Scoter flew west and 7 Brent Geese flew east. Also a Grey Seal and loads of small Mackerel boiling the sea.
Turnstone, I couldn't read the ring
Small Mackerel pursued by an unseen predator
2w Yellow-legged Gull at fishing boats this afternoon
Pearly Underwing the pick of last nights catch.
Common and Large Wainscot