Sunday, 6 September 2015

Saturday 5th September 2015

Migration watch; 06.50 - 14.20hrs and 15.55 - 19.35hrs.
A fantastic day over the sea, again, with quality from dawn till dusk.
On the move (north unless stated) were 14 Red-throated Diver + 3 south, 619 Fulmar including 2 blue Fulmar, 1 GREAT SHEARWATER north fairly close in at 13.36hrs, 53 Sooty Shearwater, 182 Manx Shearwater, 3 Balearic Shearwater at 12.10, 14.10 and 19.03hrs, 1 Storm Petrel at 11.28hrs, 35 Cormorant + 3 south, 4 Shag + 1 south, 37 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 140 Wigeon, 173 Teal, 2 Mallard, 13 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, 61 Common Scoter, 2 Dunlin, 7 Arctic Skua + 3 south, 1 adult Long-tailed Skua at 10.00hrs plus 1 juvenile north then back south at 11.06hrs, 2 Great Skua, 6 Black-headed Gull south, 65 Great Black-backed Gull, 523 Kittiwake, 16 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 22 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern south and 528 Auk sp.
Three Wheatear were at Long Nab including at least 2 in off the sea and a Lesser Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler were in Crook Ness

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