Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Bunny Lays Rotten Egg?

2 Velvet Scoter and a Grasshopper Warbler were the best of the bunch at the obs today.Expectations were high coming into the Easter weekend, 4 sea watches and all but so far the jury is still out on whether the Easter bunny has left us a rotten egg. Magic Mark was in the obs with me yesterday but today it was just me the birds were similar though. So far this holiday we have had NW on fri, SW today that went round to SE. Its forecast to be  NE tomorrow so lets not write it off yet
This is what i saw today in order of appearance

Saturday 19th April 05.35-09.35 SW2 then SE2 broken cloud

cormorant 11n 38s
Grasshopper Warbler reeling to south of obs
Razorbill 80n
Guillemot 14n 3s
Eider 1n 8s
Sandwich Tern 9n 21s
Common Gull 7n 54s
Teal 5n
Common Scoter 19n
Gannet 45n 8s
Red br Merganser 1s
Black h Gull 8n
Red th Diver 2n 1s
Snipe 1s
Porpoise 1s
Shelduck 2s
Shag 2n 1s
Velvet Scoter 2n
Gadwall 2n