Saturday, 6 July 2013

Manxies in the mist

Early morning passage was viewed through the mist, 206 Manxies, 841 Common Scoter and a little gull were the highlights
I was joined by Steve Addinall this morning and was glad for the company as birds were passing frantically and it was hard to keep up before he arrived
Conditions were unusual a flat calm sea but hardly a breeze add to that early mist a bright sun and heat haze and you get the picture, not ideal for looking for rare terns
Here are the details species in order of appearance as usual

Saturday the 6th of July 04.45-09.45 S1calm sea mist at first

Swift 11s
Puffin 49n 49s
Common Scoter 796n 49s
Shelduck 3s
Manxie 139n 67s
Arctic Tern 4n 3s
Sandwich Tern 10n 45s
Common Tern 11n 8s
Black h Gull 2n 7s
Teal 34n
Curlew 3n
Red th Diver 3n 4s
Grey Wagtail 1s (a new Obs year tick 133)
Sand Martin 16s
Redshank 11s
Dolphin sp 2n 06.40 (bottlenosed or white beaked)
Little Gull 1n
Eider 2n
Bar tailed Godwit 3n

Not a bad selection we missed a few things when the light just wasn't good enough but cant wait to get back in on Sunday morning