ShorelarkI spent most of the day on and around the beach much of it in the company of the superb Shorelark which with patience is a real star. A short video of this little beauty preening can be seen HERE it also calls as 2 Skylarks fly overhead.
Around the new lighthouse area at least 3 Firecrests and 9 Goldcrests in the Broome, but no sign of any of the hoped for scarce Wheatear or Pipit. 2 More Firecrests and 2 Black Redstarts in the Station Gorse with at least 10 more Goldcrests in there and the Brittania Broome,
Good to see a few a Gulls over the small boil at The PatchOn the way to The Patch there were a minimum of 4 Black Redstarts, 2 Robins and 2 Wrens feeding along the wall. Many Gulls at The Patch but I found nothing unusual.
1st cal year male Black Redstart by the wall
Robin among the sea containers
A walk along the beach this afternoon up to the Lifeboat Station still looking for a Wheatear or Pipit found just a Robin, maybe the big one will be there tomorrow for me.
Looking out to sea produced
Brent Goose: 14W
Red-breasted Merganser: 2W
Great-crested Grebe: 7 o/s
Gannet: c30 o/s
Cormorant: c100 o/s
Little Gull: 1 o/s
Black-headed Gull: 93E in 30 minutes
Mediterranean Gull: 2 o/s
Common Gull: 18 o/s
Grey Seal: 1
Mid afternoon another Swallow flying around the old lighthouse, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests.
Late afternoon back at the fishing boats the Shorelark was still performing.