Sunday, 26 July 2015

A few hours at the boats!

From the fishing boats:
07.45-10.00 when the rain closed visibility. 

Common Scoter: 9E   2W
Great-crested Grebe: 4 around
Fulmar: 16W
Manx Shearwater: 1W
Balearic Shearwater: 2W
Gannet: 89E   319W
Peregrine: 2 came in off together, probably returning from a hunting expedition. 
Dunlin: c100W
Sanderling: c50W
Arctic Skua: 1 Light Phase chasing Terns
Mediterranean Gull: 1 juv around
Yellow-legged Gull: 2+ juveniles around
Kittiwake: 12E
Black Tern: 3W
Sandwich Tern: 26W
Common Tern: 103W
Guillemot: 2W   1 on sea
Auk sp: 1E
Sand Martin: 97 out
Harbour Porpoise: 7+
Grey Seal: 1

 juvenile Peregrine coming in off the sea
At the ARC from Hanson no real change, the Little Gull still, 5 LRPs, 6 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Green and Common Sandpiper.
Another watch from the fishing boats this afternoon when the rain cleared briefly was not as productive as this morning, though DW had 15 Black Terns and an Arctic Tern feeding there this afternoon.
13.10-15.30 with MH,  joined by AJG and PT:

Fulmar: 1W
Manx Shearwater: 1W
Gannet: 201W      76E
Yellow-legged Gull:  presumed same 2 juveniles
Kittiwake: 4W
Little Tern: 1E
Sandwich Tern:  36W
Common Tern: 35W
Swift: 44 out

 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
Last nights catch in the moth trap was average, with Buff Arches probably the best.
Buff Arches
Spruce Carpet

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