Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday 13th...

Unlucky for some...

The weather today, on my day off, was truly shocking. Strong NNW 7 with very heavy rain squalls. Luckily it wasnt too cold.

As I left the house to go seawatching 2 Greenshanks flew over the garden, west, calling. A nice addition to the list in an area with little fresh water for waders.

I watched the sea from 8.15am until 9.30am. By then the birds had tailed off. I intended to try again this evening but the rain put a stop to that idea.

Apart from many Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Sandwich Terns I had -

Bonxie 3N ( one above)
Arctic Skua 1 ad dark phase and 2 juvs N
Sooty Shearwater 4 N inc 3 very close in.
Manx Shearwater 9 N
Puffin 13 N
Common Scoter 7N
Velvet Scoter 1 drake N
Razorbill 4 on the sea
Arctic Tern 3+N
Shag 4N
Golden Plover 3N
Teal 7N

With more of the same weather forecast  for the forseeable, and I'm off on Monday lets hope something interesting shows...(I see Hartlepool has taken my Wryneck!)

OFFH List 140

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck for Monday, Stewart and i hope this weather brings a goodie or two your way.

Us mere mortals here inland will have to hope for Common Scoter.