Sunday, 27 July 2014

Friday 25th July 2014

A much better day with a lot more activity at sea including the first Roseate Tern of the year.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Fulmar + 57 north, 46 Manx Shearwater north, 113 Gannet + 1062 north, 23 Cormorant north, 71 Common Scoter north, 1 Marsh Harrier north at 20.10hrs, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Sanderling, 19 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 3 Arctic Skua north, 1 Great Skua, 13 Black-headed Gull + 32 north, 56 Common Gull + 8 north, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 1156 Kittiwake north, 67 Sandwich Tern + 101 north, 1 adult Roseate Tern at 14.43hrs, 35 Common Tern north, 6 Arctic Tern, 9 Auk sp + 70 north and 7 Puffin north.
Three Storm Petrel were trapped during the evening and into the early hours of 26th with at least another 4 birds being attracted but avoiding the net.
Elsewhere the Garganey along with the Shoveler reappeared on Johnson's Marsh, 52 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 6 Curlew and a Whimbrel were in Cornelian Bay, a Snipe was on Rudda Road Flash and 2 Turtle Dove were in Staintondale.

Marsh Harrier, Long Nab - Dave Bowes

Storm Petrel - Dave Aitken

 

 

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