Friday, 3 July 2015

Its all about the Gulls ....

An adult Little Gull was on the sea feeding amongst the Black headed gulls this morning before moving south. Stoney was in the house and he called the Little Gull, it was nice to have some company on my early watch for a change
Rob thought he had a juv Med Gull amongst the gulls on the sea but we couldn't nail it
Worryingly a larger tern flying south close inshore with a Sandwich Tern looked very dark!... it was over in seconds......
This is what we saw in order of appearance

Friday 3rd July 04.50-07.00 W1-2

Black h Gull 18n 41s
Red th Diver 2n 4s
Common Gull 1n 1s
Common Tern 9n 9s
Oyster Catcher 60n15s
Common Scoter 7n 72s
Redpoll 1s
Arctic Tern 3n 13s
Curlew 1s
Swift 2n 2s
Manx Shearwater 6n 2s
Sandwich Tern 3n 27s
Little Gull 1 adult on sea drifting south
Eider 5n
06.21 dark Tern sp south
Turnstone 1n

Willow Warbler calling was an obs year tick bringing my total to 134 species. I could do with some Sandpipers and waders in general to boost the list and its getting to that time....