Thursday, 29 June 2017

First Balearics of the year!

After emptying the MV this morning I went to the ARC where c100 Swifts and few each of Swallow, House and Sand Martin were hawking high over the lake. 3 Little ringed Plovers and 2 Redshanks were the wader highlights, the usual wildfowl were present but I could not find any Garganey. 
 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
At The Patch 10 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls among the c350 Herring Gulls, c300 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 12 Great Black-backed Gulls, 4 Common Terns, 7 Cormorants and a Great-crested Grebe. The male Peregrine dropped a Pigeon into the eyrie and the 3 youngsters quickly tore it apart so they all had a piece. 
 3 of the 10 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls at The Patch today
 Green ringed R17X, Mediterranean Gull
 Common Tern at the fishing boats this PM
13.15-16.30 from the fishing boats with LG, MH and AJG.
Common Scoter: 32 up  6 down
Great-crested Grebe: 1 around
Balearic Shearwater: 3 down
Gannet: 38 up  10 down
Cormorant: 6 around
Whimbrel: 1 down
Black-headed Gull: c15 around
Mediterranean Gull: 3 around
Common Gull: 1 around
Herring Gull: c30 around
Lesser Black-backed Gull: 2 around
Great Black-backed Gull: 9 around
Kittiwake: 6 down
Common Tern: 34 down
Swift: 5 out
Sandwich Tern: 71 down
Skylark: 1 singing behind boats
Pied Wagtail: 2 around
Wood Pigeon: 2 on beach
Harbour Porpoise: 1+
Grey Seal: 1

 Sandwich Tern at the fishing |boats this PM

Mediterranean Gull

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