Thursday 26 September 2019

Thursday 26th September

Seawatching for the first two hours saw 75 Balearic Shearwater head south, a great count for this critically endangered seabird, also moving south 2160 Gannet, nearly doubling the previous site record, 18 Arctic and single Pomarine and Great Skua, 60 Kittiwake and 12 Manx Shearwater. A fem/imm Tufted Duck also circled the bay a few times. A quick look late evening saw two more Balearic Shearwater south and at least four Arctic Skua lingering.

Also on the move today c500 Meadow Pipit overhead with the first three Siskin of the autumn, 120 Swallow and a Yellow Wagtail whilst two Whitethroat arrived on Warren Point. The Slavonian Grebe was off Cockwood with 503 Wigeon, 293 Redshank, 181 Teal, 27 Brent Geese, 25 Sandwich Tern, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover and two Greenshank.

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