Sunday, 23 October 2011

Prawle this weekend

Another fairly quiet weekend. Seawatching today (8.00 - 11.30) produced a lot of Gannets - 2080, (1070 west, 1010 east), and 279 Kittiwakes (most west), but only a handful of anything else, namely 4 Fulmars, single Manx and Balearic Shearwaters, Common Scoter, 3 Wigeon, 3 Great and 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Common Gulls and 42 Auk sp. A quick wander turned up Merlin, Swallow, 8 Wheatears, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests and 2 Firecrests.

Yesterday (22/10); The first Turnstone of the winter appeared, along with a late (for Prawle) Whimbrel. Doing the rounds produced 3 Swallows, 6 Wheatears, Ring Ouzel, 4 Chiffchaffs, 8 Goldcrests and 2 Firecrests.

Friday (21/10); 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaffs in a quick look in Pig's Nose Valley.

Oh dear !!