Saturday, 3 September 2011

Start Point

07.00 - 12.30. Wind light-fresh WSW with variable fog:
modest seabird passage W. out of Start Bay: Manx Shearwater (90+), Balearic Shearwater (2 whose appearance coinciding with the arrival of Mark Darlaston at 10.30 was clearly just that, a coincidence. There had been none with the 58 Manx I had seen earlier - honest), Gannet (100+ most W.), Common Scoter (1 drake W. close in shore), Arctic Skua (1 ad. light phase), Great Skua (3), Kittiwake (50+ most W.), Arctic Tern (2 ad.), Guillemot (2), Puffin (2 distant again ID'd by MD),
Small fall around lighthouse: Tree Pipit (1), Northern Wheatear (3),Reed Warbler (1), Whitethroat (4), Blackcap (2), Chiffchaff (2), Willow Warbler (10-15 juv.s),Spotted Flycatcher (1ad. 1 juv.)