Thursday, 23 February 2017
Thursday 23rd February
As expected from a winter storm like Doris, there was a strong auk passage. During two 30 minute counts, between 8:00 and 8:30 from sea wall and 9:50 and 10:20 from John's Watch, an average of 180 per 30 minutes passed by. Most birds were too far out to identify to species, but between 1000-1500 birds must have passed during the morning. Also offshore 65 Gannet, 25 Kittiwake, 16 Fulmar, just two Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter.