Monday, 30 May 2011

Prawle

After peering through the mist for over 4 hours, it finally cleared to allow about 90 minutes of decent seawatching. Counts as follows; 3 each of Great Northern and Black-throated Divers, 39 Manx Shearwaters, Balearic Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrels, Great Skua and 5 Puffins, along with a steady movement of Gannets, Auks and Kittiwakes. This evening there was an unexpected surge of wader activity. Pride of place goes to the flock of 21 Sanderlings, not only the latest spring record here, but also a site record. Also present, 12 Turnstones (the first since mid March), 10 Dunlin and a Ringed Plover. Elsewhere, just late singles of Spotted Flycatcher and Reed Warbler.