Sunday 10 August 2014

Sunday 10th August

The remnants of Hurricane Bertha provided an unexpected highlight with the second site record of Great Shearwater found lingering with gulls off the seawall for at least 15 minutes. Even more unexpected were the third and fourth records both heading south between 8.10-8.20am. The only previous record was on 18th August 2000. Also south offshore two Balearic Shearwater, c40 Manx Shearwater, c30 Gannet, c20 Fulmar, two Arctic and two Great Skua. Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 169+ Great Black-backed Gull, 120+ Sandwich and 20 Common Tern, 100+ Ringed Plover, 16+ Mediterranean Gull, a Grey Plover and the Slavonian Grebe.

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