Saturday 27 April 2019

Seabirds during a North of west wind

A short and then slightly longer midday seawatch with Steve Dodgson was unexpectedly productive as Hannah had rewritten the west of north wind rules (also unusual reports of inland Arctic Terns during winds with not a scrap of east in them)

Arctic Skua - medium range dark morph then close light morph in (first LM of year).  Two very distant skuas were reported flying out mid afternoon
Kittiwake - flock of 6 (one 2cy) in
Common Scoter - flock of 3 in
Red-throated Diver - sp bird in at long range
Fulmar - one rapidly out
Guillemot - one harbour mouth (same as below? )
Gannet - ad out then u-turning

Wheatear - 4
Whinchat - Male
Great crested Grebe - three displaying pairs in low tide channel
Guillemot - one by waterfall