Saturday, 30 April 2016

Still Cold!

Another very cold morning on The point with very few migrants. This mornings sea watchers reported very little offshore movement again. A wander around The Desert and Broom with AJG was very disappointing, a single Siskin over 2 Wheatears, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap and a very few Common Whitethroats. 2 Ring Ouzels around the Long Pits per Wes have probably been around a while.
A trip mid morning toThe Midrips with AJG and DC found 11 Avocets, 13 Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Curlew, c20 Dunlin, a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatears and a couple of Swallows through.
From the garden my first Hobby of the year high over the marsh.
Late afternoon seawatch from The Point 15.40-17.10 thanks to AJG for collating the numbers.
Red-breasted Merganser: 1E
Fulmar: 1E
Gannet: 47E
Whimbrel: 5E
Great Skua: 4E
Kittiwake: 1W
Little Tern: 5E
Commic Tern: 357E
Swallow: 8 in 

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