Saturday, 9 April 2016

A few Skua's!

A reasonable sea watch halted due to rain and poor visibility 07.40-09.10:
Common Scoter: 53E
Red-throated Diver: 3E
Fulmar: 14E  2W
Manx Shearwater: 2E
Gannet: 47E    23W
Great Skua: 6E
Auk sp: 5E
Harbour Porpoise: 3+
A stop off on the causeway found 2 Black-necked Grebes on the New Diggings but no Hirundines there or over the ARC.
Vauxhalls latest all terrain vehicle. Driven by plonkers!
12.40-16.30 from the sea watch hide with AJG & DC.
Brent Goose: 456E
Shoveler: 2E
Common Scoter: 67E       8W
Velvet Scoter: 3E
Red-breasted Merganser: 1W  Drake
Red-throated Diver: 5E      2W
Black-throated Diver: 2E
Gannet: 96E
Sanderling: 5E
Great Skua: 8E
Arctic Skua: 3E    2 x DP      1 x LP
Kittiwake: 1E    
Mediterranean Gull: 2W   ads
Sandwich Tern: 208E
Common Tern: 21E
Harbour Porpoise: 3+
Another late afternoon stop on the causeway and still no Hirundines.
At Galloways no sign of the Whinchat for me but a rubicola Stonechat present. 

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