Seabirds on the move

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Seabirds on the move

Post by Conifers » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:55 pm

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

Post by Clive60 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:15 pm

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

Post by kata » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Hmm, quite a list, thanks conifers!


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