Sunday, 29 August 2010

Full day's Seawatch on the Little Orme

6.30am-5.30pm - Force 6 North Westerly gusting force 7 and swinging more North during the day. A bit slow much of the time today but what it lacked in quantity it had in quality and a great showing from the local hoping birders. After several drenchings during the morning the sun came out and it was a great afternoon. Sightings included:

1 Grey Phalarope flying west at 15.25, 1 Black Tern (adult winter through in the morning between rain showers), 1 Black Guillemot, 7 Great Skuas, 6 Arctic Skuas (3 d.p., 4 p.p. birds)
2 Red-throated Divers (early returning sum.plums.), 50+ Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Teals, 35 Common Scoters, 1 Arctic Tern, 24 Common Terns, c700 Sandwich Terns, c150 Manx Shearwaters, c1000 Kittiwakes, 1 Redshank, 7 Curlew, 6 Oycs, 2 small wader sp

Hats off to Henry Cook who put in a ten hour plus stint today - a hardcore seawatcher, and to Adrian Foster for the photos (some challenge in a force 7 North westerly!)

1 comment:

  1. Ooooo - bloody marvellous few hours that chaps :)