Sunday, 15 April 2018

All at Sea!

ZA5Z & X2NT at the fishing boats this afternoon
When I woke at 05.30 the peninsular was again shrouded in fog, so I had a lay in till 07.00 to find the fog all gone, and message from OL saying the sea passage was good.
07.45-11.00, 14.00-17.00, 18.30-19.30
These totals are my own sightings , for full days totals click on DBO Web Site
Brent Goose: 1,020 up
Shelduck: 11 up
Shoveler: 1 up
Eider: 2 up
Common Scoter: 3,216 up
Red-breasted Merganser: 16 up
Red-throated Diver: 101 up   2 down
Black-throated Diver: 3 up
Great-crested Grebe: 14 around
Fulmar: 4 up  1 down
Gannet: 419 up
Cormorant: 19 up
Peregrine: 1 around
Oystercatcher: 5 up
Whimbrel: 1 up
Avocet: 2 down
Great Skua: 4 up
Arctic Skua: 30 up
Black-headed Gull: present n/c
Mediterranean Gull: 1 up
Common Gull: present n/c
Herring Gull: present n/c
Great Black-backed Gull present n/c
Little Gull: 70 up
Kittiwake: 72 up
Sandwich Tern: 179 up
Common Tern: 93 up
Guillemot: 9 up
Auk sp: 39 up
Swallow: 3 out  1 in
Harbour Porpoise: 10+
Talking to locals it appears that there was very little new on the peninsula today.

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