Several observers contributed to today’s records: SC, PC, MJ, NG, KE, JR, PM, MD . Thanks to all.
Today’s morning seabirds from Heyshsm/Stone Jetty:
Bonxie - 1 plus 2 out (0725 & 0800)
Kittiwake flock of 69 in
Fulmar 1 out
Manx Shearwater2 out
Gannet c15 out
Common Tern at least 6 (one 2cy)
Arctic Tern - 1 adult
Mediterranean gull 11 on Red Nab: 3 ad, 6 3cy, 2 2cy. One 3cy plus one 2cy On the saltmarsh, but could have come from Red Nab
One of the adult Mediterranean gulls had a white darvic ring. Matt came tantalising close to reading it. Almost impossible with the driving wind and Red Nab rocks.
One of the adult Common Tern had a damaged upper mandible - thanks Kevin
North Harbour Wall early afternoon.
Kittiwake 2 adult
Gannet 5 out
Outflows, early evening
Common Tern 2 adult plus 1 2nd calendar year
The 2cy Common Tern with no moult contrast creating the wedge.