Friday, 14 October 2011

Prawle this week

Today; Seawatch 07.30 - 10.00; 100 Gannets, single Manx and Balearic Shearwaters, 19 Common Scoters, 1 Great, 2 Arctic Skuas, 6 Common Gulls and 110 Kittiwakes. Elsewhere, Merlin, Golden Plover (heard only), Turtle Dove, 150 Swallows, 9 House Martins, 2 Ring Ouzels, Wheatear, 13 Siskin over, 3 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest.

Yesterday (13/9); Brent Goose (east), Sand Martin (in addition to the hirundines already listed by Rob Macklin), Whinchat, 23 Stonechat, 15 Siskin, Redpoll, 21 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest. (Also Clouded Yellow and Hummingbird Hawkmoth).

12/10; Seawatch (with John Lambert), 240 Gannets, 7 Balearic Shearwaters, 9 Common Scoters, 4 Great and 1 Arctic Skua. Vis Mig watch (2.5 hours), 105 Swallows, 50 Skylarks, 275 Meadow Pipits, 43 Alba Wagtails, 22 Chaffinches, 10 Greenfinches, 67 Siskins, 850 Linnets, 335 Goldfinches. Elsewhere, Merlin, Med Gull, 2 Wheatears, 15 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests and Firecrest.

11/10; Seawatch; 116 Gannets, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, Common Scoter, Arctic Skua; Vis Mig watch (3 hours, all west), 480 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 80 Meadow Pipits, 47 Alba Wagtails, 105 Skylarks, 5 Crossbills, 80 Siskins, 34 Chaffinches, 360 Linnets, 375 Goldfinches, Reed Bunting. Elsewhere, Merlin, 3 Wheatears, Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs and 4 Goldcrests.