Thursday 4 May 2017


Clear and north easterly again so this seemed to have the hallmarks of  'going through the motions patch coverage'.  The tide was also in, not usually the best scenario.  However there was a real hooley blowing down the Bay and that looked a whole lot more promising and the next 1.5hrs saw a decent variety

Sea 0715-0845
Arctic Tern - 20 in joined by 31 dropping out of the sky + 8 in
Sandwich Tern - 5+2 in (no bloggers)
Puffin - 1 in 0735 - nice colourful bill visible, not just a distant jizz id!
Guillemot - 8 in
Auk spp - 2 distant in, 3 out - no reason why they were not Guillemot
Great-crested Grebe - pair in sp flew in (odd?)
Red-throated Diver - 4 singletons in - all in sp
Gannet -3 - sub ad in, ad & imm in
Black-headed Gull - 32 purposefully in (mostly 2CY)
Whimbrel - 1 in

Wheatear in sandplant

Grey Seal