Monday, 16th September 2013

Unfortunately today`s strong winds were from the wrong direction with too much northerly for here.We did get a few Leach`s Petrels but it was hard going with little else moving. However, the strong winds did bring in one rare bird for the Obs, when a juvenile Puffin was found mid afternoon on the sea off the Scar.

Leach's Storm-petrel

15 Common Scoters west, 1 Fulmar west, 3 Manx Shearwaters east, 8 Gannets west, 4 Leach`s Petrels west, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 1 Great Skua west, 63 Kittiwakes west, 158 Sandwich Terns west, 21 Common Terns west and 1 juvenile Puffin. It was on the sea looking exhausted and being harassed by Herring Gulls mid afternoon.
 Leach's Storm-petrel

Visible Migration
4 Pink-footed Geese south and 3 Swallows south.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wheatears.

33 Wigeons, 2 Pintails, 14 Grey Plovers, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Med. Gulls.
 Bar-tailed Godwits

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