Tuesday 18 August 2020

Meds drift away early

Wind from SW.  Varying degrees of rain all morning then just a few showers in the afternoon and evening.

South Shore earlyish morning - c3.5hr before high water (PM. MD)
Mediterranean gull:
There was just a single adult feeding near wooden jetty.
It was sometimes hard seeing through the rain, but Pete initially managed 32 on Red Nab, but some were already drifting off, although at least two more juveniles came in.

Common Sandpiper at least three individual birds heading south.
Wheatear 2
Rock Pipit 1 near lighthouse, 2 on Red Nab.

There were warblers grounded both on Ocean Edge and near waterfall. The OE bird eluded identification, but the three near waterfall were Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler over the razor wire.
(One of  Vera's less well known songs?)

Stop press - just had report of a juvenile Yellow Wagtail roosting with Pied near wooden jetty 20:00.