Wednesday, 18 April 2018

18th April, 2018 Sunny and warm S-SE 1-2

A beautiful sunny morning. We met up with KG and sea-watched from 06.00-10.00 and RKH, RES, and KH joined us. Much less moving this morning although Mediterranean Gulls were again moving towards the end of the sea-watch and the highlight were 7 Manx Shearwaters. We then covered Belle Tout wood, Shooters Bottom, the Old Trapping Area, Icky Ridge and the Cliff Path. LP also covered a number of sites on the Headland. Again disappointing number of night migrants seen.

Red-throated Diver 14 E
Manx Shearwater 7 E
Gannet 30 E
Little Egret 1 W
Brent Goose 17 E
Shelduck 9 E
Common Scoter 298 E
Peregrine 1
Whimbrel 11 E
Arctic Skua 13 E
Bonxie 3 E
Mediterranean Gull 73 E
Black-headed Gull 12 E
Sandwich Tern 62 E
Commic Tern 19 E
Green Woodpecker 1
Swallow 1
Common Whitethroat 1 (our first this year)
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 7
Willow Warbler 3
Linnet 25 in off the sea
Lesser Redpoll 1 in the Old Trapping Area

Small Tortoiseshell 1
Brimstone 1 Cliff Path
Harbour Porpoise 4 off Birling