Thursday, 21 September 2017

Friday 15th September 2017

Seawatching was the order of the day today with people looking from both Long Nab and Marine Drive.

Sightings from Long Nab between 06.20 and 12.00 included 42 Wigeon (4 S, 38 N), a Shoveler (N), 30 Pintail (N), 67 Teal (2 S, 65 N), a Tufted Duck (N), an Eider (S), 71 Common Scoter (5 S, 66 N), 2 Goosander (N), 22 Red-throated Divers (14 S, 4 N), a Storm Petrel (N), 147 Fulmars (N), 24 Sooty Shearwaters (N), 41 Manx Shearwater (N), 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (N), a Curlew Sandpiper (N), 3 Sandwich Terns (N), an Arctic Tern (N), 15 Great Skua (10 S, 5 N), 3 Pomarine Skuas (S), 14 Arctic Skuas (10 S, 4 N), 5 Puffin (4 S, 1 N), 20 Swallows (S), 4 House Martins (S) and 6 Meadow Pipits (S).

At Marine Drive observers were present from 07.00 to 09.00, 11.00 to 11.40 and 16.30 to 19.15 and records included the following 6 Pink-footed Geese (S), 8 Wigeon (N), 3 Pintail (N), 4 Eider (S), 20 Common Scoter (4 S, 16 N), 6 Red-throated Diver (1 S, 5 N), 3 Sooty Shearwater (N), 11 Manx Shearwater (N), a Red-necked Grebe (N) at 18.36, 12 Common Tern (N), 6 Comic Terns (N), 4 Bonxie (N), 4 Arctic Skua (2 S, 2 N), a dark  juvenile Long-tailed Skua came up to Marine Drive sat on the sea at 08.30 and then went back into South Bay where it was seen again off The Spa 09.10,


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