Monday, 2 October 2017

Nice list of October log padders

Sea at various times from 0800 to IOM ferry arrival 1210
Gannet - 12 out - all early on
Red-breasted Merganser - one out
Kittiwake - just the one Ad seen early on i.e. none behind ferry
Red-throated Diver - partial sp adult out
Pintail - flock of 6 out
Sandwich Tern - juvenile briefly off end of outfalls early on, then out
Arctic Tern - either two 1CY briefly or the first bird briefly dragged back in by the ferry - perhaps unusually would not remain on outfalls
Common Tern - adult arrived mid morning and remained on outfalls
Thanks Malcolm
Common Scoter - 2+5 out
Med Gull - at least 9, mainly resting on Red Nab (at least 2 x 1CY, at least one x 2CY, 6 x Ad)
Sanderling - unusually a singleton flew out (NOT a Grey Phal!)
Little Gull - usual ad

Stonechat - inner end of wooden jetty briefly
Wren - two presumed migrants with the above
Meadow Pipit - at least 5 heading SE over the sea!!
Peregrine - one took Redshank from heliport seawall
Wheatear - 3
Ruff - one juv male with Lapwing briefly Ocean Edge grass
Lapwing - grey bird seen again
Goldcrest - quite a lot heard in windblown bushes