Sunday, 11 September 2011

Prawle this weekend

Seawatching today from 07.00 - 11.00; (all west unless stated), 2217 Gannets, 4 Sooty, 150 Manx and 32 Balearic Shearwaters, Pomarine Skua (east), 49+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Kittiwake (only one this weekend!), 'Commic' Tern (east), and a Great Crested Grebe, (1st of the year). Outdone by the likes of Budleigh Salterton and Orcombe Point - Oh the shame of it !!!!!!!

Also today a Hobby, and 2 Grey Wagtails west.

Yesterday (Saturday 10/9), Seawatching from 06.30 - 12.00 (with John Lambert and Tony Marchese); 720 Gannets, 4 Sooty, 107 Manx and 12 Balearic Shearwaters, 54 Common Scoters, Pomarine and Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Terns, 2 'Commic' Terns.
Predictably, landbird totals were low, comprising 4 Wheatears, 3 Whinchats, 2 Sedge Warblers, Blackcap, 4 Whitethroats and 8 Chiffchaffs. Along the front were 3 Ringed Plovers and a 2nd winter Med Gull.

(Update for 4/9, (the large fall day) - John Lambert covered a different part of the area to me and added 21 Spotted Flycatchers and c30 Wheatears to the day's total, bringing the totals of these species to 39 and 230+ respectively).