Saturday, September 15, 2007

A light W2 breeze this morning increased to a moderate W5 this afternoon.

At Boulmer today 3 coveys of Grey Partridges, 12, 6 and 7 birds and 125 Pink footed Geese flew S, the first here this autumn, though I saw 3 fly south at Newbiggin midweek. An hours seawatch this afternoon on the high tide produced -

Sooty Shearwater 14 N
Manx Shearwater 2 N
Arctic Skua 3 adults battering the gulls and terns offshore, one pale, one intermediate and one dark bird.
Little Gull 8 N
Red throated Diver 2 S
Pale bellied Brent Goose 4 N
Wigeon 1 N.

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