Monday, 30 April 2012

Rillage Point to Watermouth

Steady passage of Swifts this morning, all heading E in the lee of the cliffs, with 61 between 08.00 and 09.00. Also 3 Whimbrels, 2 Dunlins flying E low over the sea, a singing Grasshopper Warbler and 6 Whitethroats. Not surprisingly, gales from any easterly sector never seem much good for seabirds on this coast; a quick look yesterday revealed just a couple of Manx Shearwaters and Kittiwakes and it was similarly quiet this morning – seabird-wise if not weather-wise!