Strong early ESE wind with heavy rain, the rain eased off by early afternoon as the wind moved more to the south.
A number of us were there at six for the LDBWS seabird spectacular that wasn’t!
Two Swifts, two Harbour Porpoise and a Guillemot was the best we could manage looking seawards, but a walk in the wood looking for night migrants paid dividends with an off-passage,
Spotted Flycatcher (these have been barely annual in the recording area recently)
Incidentally, Shaun totted up the species list for last Sunday’s session in that area: a grand total of 83.
|They had the decency to wait till the SeaTruck was in frame before flying south.|
The previous day there were 14 here which then flew north
|Two Sandwich Tern with a Curlew and Oystercatchers|
|One of the lighthouse area Wheatears. All today's birds looked plump and dark, |
suggesting Greenland race, but it might just be down to the wind and rain (MD)
|There are broken crayfish remains, bottom right of the rock, and three droppings.|
Unfortunately heavy overnight rain had pretty much leached the droppings.
|Anyway, I smelt it....it smelt of, well....hand.|
On a personal level I am satisfied that at least one Otter is feeding here after dark.
But, not quite enough evidence to be conclusive yet. I'll keep checking (MD)