Monday, 30 April 2012

Thurlestone Bay

Paul B did the early watch from 06.15 Bob B from 08.00 and I arrived 09.15  till 12.30 .F8 SE pulled the birds into the Bay - highlight was a total of  28 Arctic Skuas  ,many of which took the inland flyway - these included 2 groups of 4 and included at least 13 light phase. Our highest site total for some years.

Bob B had 2m 4f Eidedfly east. Our Manx Shearwater only totaled 155.. Gannet total 475, Fulmar 22, Kittiwake  11. 1 Great N Diver on the sea (sp) , 22 Common Tern 1 Arctic Tern and 7 Sandwich Tern
Waders were 37 Whimbrel, 3 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.
1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear , 1 Whitethroat also good passage of hirundines with 50 Sand Martin over the marsh