Monday, 18 April 2011

Thurlestone Bay.

Lunchtime update. -A f4 + ese wind clear blue sky seawatching produced the results -09.30-13.00 Beacon Pt seat AJL, Bob B & me 11 Manx S'water-east, 40 + Gannet. 3 Shelduck, 48 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake , 2m Garganey, 7 m Common Scoter, , 2 Arctic Tern, 13 Sandwich Tern, 11 Common Tern, a dp Arctic Skua (attacking terns very close inshore) A G N Diver on sea (still wp ), A 2s Iceland Gull seen at 9.50 returned at 12.00 and sat on the rocks 50 yds off ( different bird to that seen earlier in the month.) 1 f Yellow wagtail,20 +Swallow, 7 Sand Martin , 15 House Martin. 14 Black H Gull flew thru & up the valley. 2 Wheatear on the beach. Will post later if passage contiues