Tuesday, August 12, 2008

11th August, 2008.

Although the wind had only backed a few points it made a huge difference to sea passage compared to yesterday! In the same time period less than half of the Manx Shearwaters and Gannets went south contrasted against the 10th and there was little else on the move either. Three Bar-tailed Godwits south and the odd Kittiwake comprised "the rest". Blustery conditions and the wind more south west saw the birds working hard and moving through at half the speed too!

After hearing of other Wheatears on the coast farther north in the recording area it seems likely that all birds were migrants. None were in evidence this morning and nothing appeared to have arrived that was new (except the weather , which deteriorated as the day went on!).

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