Saturday, 16 August 2014

whats that coming over the it an Egret

The Little Egret gave us a fly past the Obs this morning, on a quiet westerly sea watch. Stevie Thunder joined me and we had a right old mixed bag of birds. News of a Bullfinch in the country park got me excited but its not on the obs list yet. Willow Warblers and Blackcap were nearby and a Whinchat was on Jackie's Beach (John Chapman). Adult Med Gull was on the Obs field. This is what we saw in order of appearance

Saturday 16th August 05.15-09.15 W2 calm sea with cloud cover

Black h Gull 11n 6s
Common Gull 7n 3s
Common Tern 80n 32s
Curlew 4n
Common Scoter 58n 9s
Velvet Scoter 1n
Turnstone 4s
Sandwich Tern 30n 12s
Arctic Skua 4n 3s
Manxie 55n 20s
Knot 1n 1s
Arctic Tern 5n 2s
Little Egret 1n
Grey Heron 1n
Puffin 2s
Red th Diver 1s
Bonxie 1n
Dunlin 13s
Grey Plover 1n
Tufted Duck 1n
Whimbrel 2s
Teal 1n
Redshank 3n
Eider 1n
Willow Warbler 2
Blackcap 1
Med Gull adult in obs field