Friday, August 15, 2008

14th August, 2008.

With very light and variable south/south easterlies it was unlikely that sea passage would be particularly heavy and such proved to be the case with both Gannet and shearwater numbers down by half compared to yesterday. Lines of passage were much farther out and across a broad front making counting difficult, particularly with a species like Fulmar, the total south again being near a hundred.

Waders appeared to be taking benefit fron the situation with passage noted of Bar-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Turnstone, Curlew, Whimbrel and Ringed Plover. Two single Arctic Terns flew south and odd Razorbill and Great Skua noted.

Later in the day odd Wheatears appeared around home , suggesting the arrival of passage birds given none had been noted for a couple of days.

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