Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Thurlestone Bay

Not the fall of migrants as seen on the Headlands but still interesting for the Bay

Days totals were - 34 Wheatear, 7 Whinchat, 10 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler 1 Grasshopper Warbler. , 1 Cuckoo.

Waders on the marshes / on the beach/ rocks- 185 Whimbrel, 35 Bar Tailed Godwit, 7 Turnstone , 3 Sanderling ( partial sp )

Over the sea / in the Bay - 2 Great Northern Diver ( together ), 3 Sandwich Tern, 31 Auks , 4 Guillemot, 6 Fulmar , 60 Kittiwake. 26 Gannet

Steady movement of Hirundines this morning particularly Swallow - 400 moving north in 2hrs..

A few Whimbrel on Thurlestone Marsh, the male Wigeon made it into may , 10 Teal.

The anticipated wader movement -se wind clear sky - just did not materialise