Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A day of Auks!

With such grim weather today, the only viable birding to be done was sea watching from the relative shelter of the fishing boats, very enjoyable it was to.
 Some of the 1,000s of Razorbills past the fishing boats today
08.15-11.30 from the fishing boats joined by OL & MH,

Brent Goose: 265 up    11 down
Common Scoter: 6 down
Red-throated Diver: 9 up. 13 down.  1 on
Great-crested Grebe: c30 around
Gannet: 108 down
Cormorant: 820 down/around
Oystercatcher: 2 up
Turnstone: 3 around
Great Skua: 1 around
Kittiwake: 404 down
Guillemot: c1,500 around/down
Razorbill: 2,300+ down 
Grey Seal: 1
 Some of the 1,000s of Guillemots past the fishing boats today
13.45-15.30 with MH

Brent Goose: 7 up
Red-throated Diver: 4 up.   1 down
Great-crested Grebe: c20 around
Fulmar: 1 down
Gannet: 64 down
Cormorant: c300 around
Little Gull: 1 adult down
Kittiwake: 335 down
Guillemot: 2,823 down
Razorbill 17 down
Just a single adult Little Gull past today

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