Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Swan Song.....

28 Whooper Swans and a Peregrine were the best birds from a quiet early morning sea watch today. Can't be many more Whoopers to come so was this the Swan Song...This gives me the chance to let you know of a recent Whooper error. We did not set a new day record passage on the 10th of March we had a double count in error so the record day passage still stands at 138 only 128 went north on the 10th not 190 as i reported. Still it was a good number but we must be running out...I did get some video of today's Swans see link below
This is what i saw today in order of appearance

Tuesday 15th March 06.30-09.00 SW2 cloud 7/8

Black h Gull 23n 19s
Common Gull 30n 9s
Common Scoter 5n 1s
Whooper Swan 28n

Eider 3n 3s
Cormorant 5n 17s
Redshank 14s
Turnstone 38s
Gannet 2n
Porpoise 3s
Ringed Plover 1s
Wigeon 2n
Red th Diver 4n
Grey Heron 1n
Peregrine 1s