Great-crested Grebe: 2 around
Balearic Shearwater: 8W (5 at 07.48 + 3 at 08.02)
Gannet: 51E 47W
Cormorant: 8 around
Marsh Harrier: 1 over beach then NW
Arctic Skua: 1W
Mediterranean Gull: 1W 3rd cal yr
Black-headed Gull: 17W
Herring Gull: present n/c
Lesser Black Back Gull: 2 on beach
Great Black Backed Gull: 19W 6 around
Swift: 7 in
Sand Martin: 3S
Stock Dove: 2 on Beach
Wood pigeon: 5 on beach
Linnet: 4 on beach
The first 5 Balearic Shearwaters (a little imagination needed)
and 3 makes 8
Where's those Shearwaters!
This afternoon I joined MH, CP & PT in the shelter of the fishing boats arriving just after 2 Manxies went through but in time to see swarms of Swifts going south.14.30- 16.30 from The Fishing boats. With MH, CP & PT.
Manx Shearwater: 2W
Gannet: 32W 5E
Common Tern: 3 o/s
Sandwich Tern: 6 o/s
Swift: 1,764 out
This evening at Scotney the Spoonbill was sheltering from the strong westerly wind below the causeway bank, as 100s of Swifts were moving towards the sea.
Looking out of my window now at 20.45 I can see many more Swifts heading south through the driving drizzle.