Sunday, 11 September 2011

Froward Point/Higher Brownstone

Froward Point seawatch yesterday, 10/09/11, 07.10-13.00; 50+ Manx, 4 Sooties, 2 Balearics, 4 Bonxies, 1 Arctic, 2 Poms (or 1 seen twice), 71 Common Scoter.

Froward Point seawatch today, 11/09/11, 07.30-11.30; 142+ Manx (with many more, perhaps hundreds, way out in a feeding flock), 5 Sooties, 12+ Balearics, 6 Bonxies, 1 Arctic.

Higher Brownstone; a juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper this afternoon from 12.00 to 17.40 at least, in the ploughed field opposite the Daymark. Ranging widely across the field, the bird seemed uncharacteristically jumpy and occasionally disappeared from view for short periods but did show well on occasions too. The field is only viewable from one gateway so in the interests of the bird (and good landowner relations) please do not enter the field and view only from the gateway.