Tuesday, 12 August 2014

12th August 2014

Weather:- WSW force 5/6
The morning sea watch produced a steady movement of small flocks of Manx Shearwaters with 120 logged at the end of the day, and a few more Gannets, a Red-throated Diver, 32 Common Scoter and 18 Great Crested Grebes. Just after high water 2 Arctic Skuas came in across the surf, shortly followed by 4 that appeared to come in high from the North, others continued to move  through for the next hour or so totalling 12. A single willow Warbler was present in the Obs garden and again good numbers of waders roosted on the island over the tide, Dunlin continued across the estuary before and after the tide and great numbers of gulls were present mainly south west of Little Eye and across the East Hoyle.
(CJW & family)

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