Monday, 3 June 2013

And the Anser is Branta Canadensis

Here is a roundup of the weekends sightings and today's passage

Saturday 1st June N2-3 cloud then rain
04.35-11.40 with the odd gap and with input from Dave Gilmore(aka Pink Floyd), and Keith Mc

Red th Diver 7n 1s
Gannet 113n 16s
Manx Shearwater 27n
Puffin 67n 1s
Goldeneye 3n
and a Blue Fulmar

I added Spotted Flycatcher to the Obs list making it 127

Sunday 2nd June WNW2-3 some cloud from time to time but mainly sunny
04.40-09.00 with Mark Newsome who stayed till 9.40

Red th Diver 1n 9s
Canada Goose 122n
Greylag Goose 16n
Manx Shearwater 11n
Common Scoter  120n
Little Tern 4n

Mark explained to me this was the early June moult migration of Canada Goose, and about the only time you would like to look at them!

Here are this mornings birds in order of appearance as usual

Monday 3rd June
04.30-06.45 WNW2-3

Cormorant 10n 23s
Sandwich Tern 4n 32s
Common Tern 12n 10s
Puffin 2n 4s
Swift 2n
Gannet 37n 3s
Common Scoter 105n 18s
Red th Diver 5n
Black headed Gull 2n 1s
Swallow 4n
Arctic Tern 1n 1s
Little Tern 2n
Tufted Duck 1n
Canada Goose 15n
Eider 3s