Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back to reality....


After a very strong N wind yesterday and a good few Sooties and Bonxies around I made the effort, despite backache.

Watching from the coast path from 07.30 - 08.30 had -

Barnacle Geese 120, 15, 20, 300, 70, 80, 130 (735N)
Pink footed Geese 80, 49 (129N)
Red breasted Merganser 1N
Red throated Diver 4N 2S
Sooty Shearwater 4N
Manx Shearwater 1N
Sanderling 20N
Wigeon 2, 25, 12 (39N)
Common Scoter 2,3,1 (6N)
Velvet Scoter 7 males in one flock N
Arctic Skua 1 distant chasing.
Bonxie 1 loafing then drifted S
Arctic Tern 1 fw N
Golden Plover 50, 17 (67N)
Teal 1,2 (3N)

Plus reasonable numbers of Gannets and Kittiwakes but no Fulmars. A good few auks moved N too with all those specifically identified being Guillemots.

It went quiet by 8.15am...

That dutch bloke hasn't been to Blakeney Point has he? ;)

1 comment:

John Malloy said...

Love the Dutch Bloke website Stu. Makes ******* sand at Cresswell a real possibility...