Thursday 14 June 2018

Decent seawatch and an interesting development

Sea 0830ish to 1345 with virtually nothing after 1230 with clearing skies and dropping wind

Manx Shearwater - 196 out with highest density about 1200-1215 just before the Stormie as thought the Bay was 'emptying out' as the weather cleared
Storm Petrel - one out about 1222-23hrs (Pete) - Knowlys Rd VP definitely best height for petrels - on view all the time
Fulmar - 3 out - one cliff-hugging, two distant
Bonxie - one out mid-am (Tom), one out 1240 (Matt but also seen from Far Arnside)
Kittiwake - flock of 23 out, a few after I left
Sandwich Tern - 1
prob Guillemot - one out
Gannet - just 5 adult and one 2CY out
Bar-tailed Godwit - two unseasonal birds out
Common Scoter - 1
Swallow - one north over sea!

Tom, Matt and Pete at various times

Rock Pipit - pair with nesting material!!!!   Watch this space after tomorrows investigation