Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Excellent Sea Watch!

Some of the 15 Eider past The Point today
Another excellent days sea watching being joined at various times through the day by CB,DW,JTM,SM,BB, SG, MH et al
Brent Goose: 168 up
Shelduck: 2 up
Shoveler: 2 up
Teal: 2 up
Garganey: 4 up
Eider: 15 up
Common Scoter: 711 up
Velvet Scoter: 8 up
Red-breasted Merganser: 7 up
Red-throated Diver: 80 up
Black-throated diver: 4 up
Great-crested Grebe: 32 around
Fulmar:19 up.  3 down
Manx Shearwater: 11 up   27 down
Gannet: 229 up
Cormorant: present n/c
Merlin: 1 up/in
Oystercatcher: 5 up
Grey Plover: 2 up
Sanderling: 1up
Dunlin: 1 up
Whimbrel: 141 up
Bar-tailed Godwit: 65 up
Great Skua: 82 up
Arctic Skua: 28 up
Black-headed Gull: present n/c
Mediterranean Gull:
Common Gull: present n/c
Herring Gull: present n/c
Great Black-backed Gull present n/c
Little Gull: 125 up
Kittiwake: 33 up  18 down
Sandwich Tern: 891 up
Common/Commic Tern: 831
Arctic Tern: 62 up
Guillemot: 3 up
Auk sp: 42 up     17 down
Swallow: 4 in
Harbour Porpoise: 8+
Dolphin sp: 4+ 
From the various reports I received today it would appear that there was very little new on the land today.

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