Tuesday 14 May 2019

Dangerous weather

This feels like the soporific days of summer where the migrant-related incentive is seriously blunted and alarm settings get later and later when the opposite should be the case.  Mainly unidentified auks on a seawatch are not going to change that, even though there are surprisingly limited opportunities to see them here.   Nailing a Puffin on a seawatch, currently the most likely new species for the year, does not encourage a daft o'clock start.   A bit of cloud cover and showers and either a continuing easterly or a south westerly hooley is needed to restore the early morning cutting edge

Sea 0640-0745
Razorbill/Guillemot - 36 out
Guillemot - 26 out, I on
Sandwich tern - at least 24
Swallow - 8
Sand Martin - 1
Common Scoter - just one flock of 6

Rock Pipit - young still being fed in nest

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Common Sandpiper - 1