Sunday, 19 April 2020

Seabird passage underway

A brisk easterly breeze, but still warm and sunny.

Red Nab - high water
Wheatear 6
Swallow 3

Middleton Nature Reserve - afternoon - ref Kevin
Willow Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Common Whitethroat 
plus the usual Cetti's Warblers. 
The Shelduck seems to have taken up permanent residence.

Arctic Tern 65 in (from pager)

Low water's edge out from Half Moon Bay - MD
Sandwich Tern 3 out 16:30
Whimbrel -  17:00 high flock quickly over.  Flight line Half Moon Bay towards Grange.
Absolute minimum 43 birds
Plus 8 birds feeding along skeer edge.
Slighly clearer picture today
Swallow 10
Red-Breasted Merganser 8
Great Cressted grebe 7