Thursday, 7 September 2017

Winter is coming......

White-beaked Dolphins put on a show for us from the Obs today hope you enjoy the video, and it is just as well because the birds let us down. Winter is coming, the farmer has scattered the mountain of horse manure over the Obs field and the Terns are all but gone. Westerlies rule and we have hardly seen a Shearwater all week tho today Saint Mark saw one go north from his house while we were Dolphin watching. He thinks it was a Balearic...bugger
This is what we did see today in order of appearance

Thursday 7th September 06.00-09.00 SW2 7/8

Black h Gull 211n 90s
Eider 1n 3s
Shag 2n 9s
Gannet 307n 39s
Cormorant 7n 208s
Common Gull 2n 7s
Red th Diver 2n 6s
Sandwich Tern 7n 9s
Turnstone 2n 4s
Redshank 6n 10s
Fulmar 19n 4s
White-beaked Dolphin 3ad 1juv 06.33-06.55 moving slowly north feeding distantly
Common Tern 11n 15s
Common Scoter 3s
Pied Wagtail 3s
White-beaked Dolphin same four back south 07.10-08.10
White-beaked Dolphin larger pod of 10 plus viewed through the north shutter. They were feeding with lots of gulls over head 08.10-08.50
Sand Martin 3s
Meadow Pipit 3s
Dunlin 11s
Sanderling 1n
Curlew 1n
Ringed Plover 1s