Sunday 24 September 2023

Sunday 24th September

The tail end of Nigel arrived with strong winds but no rain so although hundreds of of birds including shearwaters were on the distant horizon early morning. A four hour watch from 7am saw two probable Great Shearwater south at 8.38 & 9.11, with a minimum of 108 Balearic Shearwater, 42 Sandwich and nine Common Tern, four Arctic Skua and a Storm Petrel

Also passing offshore this morning 13 Swallow, five House and two Sand Martin with nine Pale-bellied Brent Geese south and 10 north.

A watch late afternoon produced presumably the same 10 Pale-bellied Brent Geese south, 70 Kittiwake, 30 Balearic Shearwater, four Common Tern and an Arctic Skua with another large shearwater reported.

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