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Seabirds on the move

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:55 pm
by Conifers
Classic autumn seawatching day down at the coast today . . . 11° max, wind NE 7, heavy rain, sea with huge waves, means masses of seabirds going past:

Sooty Shearwater 28
Manx Shearwater 119
Balearic Shearwater 1
Fulmar hundreds including 1 'Blue' phase
Long-tailed Skua 3
Arctic Skua 11
Great Skua 13
Gannet thousands
Brent Goose 21
Pintail 5
Scaup 2

Re: Seabirds on the move

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:15 pm
by Clive60
That's quite haul, it is very quiet here, inland and on the coast. A few waders turning up, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Whimbrel , some Warblers and Spotted Flys are gathering on the coast but a week or two before it gets busy.

Re: Seabirds on the move

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:11 pm
by kata
Hmm, quite a list, thanks conifers!

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