24.04.21 Pomarine Skuas

Well it appears to be happening, I’m turning somewhat into a seawatcher and with the recent number of birds passing, I make no excuses for my conversion – no matter how transient it may be!. This morning was bright with a hard and cold ENE wind. I jumped in on this mornings seawatch joining Kris Gillam and Chris Ball who had be present since dawn. Things started lively but had dropped off by 10am.

Highlights from this mornings watch from a tally kept by Chris ball.

15 Pomarine Skua

1 Arctic Skua

2 Great Skua

c1400 Common Scoter

19 Velvet Scoter

150+ Little Gull

c90 Whimbrel

34 Bar tailed Godwit

Very little else on land besides 2 Willow Warbler and a single Chiffchaff, many Common Whitethroat defending territories now although the main highlight was a single Common Swift cutting into the wind low over Belle Tout my first since 15th September last year.


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