force winds and heavy rain produced some good seawatching
today. The highlight was a very close in Sooty Shearwater which flew slowly west along the promenade at 10:38. It came so
close IG lost it behind the Marine Lake embankment !
Common Scoters west, 11 Fulmar west, 86 Manx Shearwaters
west, 1 Sooty Shearwater west, 164 Gannets west, 1
Arctic Skua west, 1 Great Skua west, 1 Guillemot west, 10 Sandwich
Tern west and 8 Kittiwakes west.
Common Scoters - large raft on the sea in the mouth of the
bay, 8 Manx Shearwaters west, 23 Gannets west, 12 Guillemots east,
5 Razorbills east, 6 Auk sp. east, 40 Sandwich Terns and 17 Common
1 Hooded Crow - picked up high coming in out of the
mouth of the bay & made landfall at Larkholme, 10 Swallows north and 1
Tree Pipit north-east.
1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatears.
Egret, 120 Ringed Plovers, 11 Turnstones, 300 Sanderlings and 400