Plenty of distant Scoter and a LRP bonus

East winds all day, freshening slightly in the afternoon. High cloud with sunny spells.Seawatch report from Pete Crooks:Three hours over the incoming tide (7.15 – 10.15 am) produced:1 2nd CY Kittiwakec.200 Common Scoter – numerous distant groups of 10 …

More Puffins and interesting Grey Wagtail record.

Light variable breeze early on settles to WSW by 08:00, and remained there till evening when after a breathless period it moved to NW. high cloud with plenty of sunshine.First, a record from the Grey Wagtail colour ringing scheme (see scheme details on…

First Sanderling moving through

WSW to SW fresh wind all day, mainly overcast, but a bit of evening sunshine.Seawatch report from Pete:A load of medium/low cloud, as opposed to the ideal sharp showers mixed with clear spells probably put the lid on seabirds.  It seems like what …

Seabird movement early again, but some closer in

Wind not so fresh today and pretty much due west. High cloud with some sunny periods.Seawatch report from Pete:Sea 0630-0830- last 1/3 virtually birdless! Pomarine Skua light morph out 0710, quite probably the same in at 0740 but couldn’t be sure …

Nature; a natural mental health boost

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Nature; a natural mental health boost
Our mental and physical health have never been more important, with many of us still feeling the mental, as well as physical, impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures from theContinue readingNa…

Another Pomarine Skua

A fresh SW wind moved to west after lunch. Plenty of sunshine with just the odd light shower.Seawatch report by Jean:Seawatch from the North Harbour Wall06:30-08:30 (high tide at 08:27hrs) SW F4, cloudyA bit slow this morning with birds rather dis…

BBS, Boxes and Breeding Waders

Just under a week ago, I had a Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) to complete at one of the arable farms that I have been surveying all winter and spring. I set off under complete cloud cover, with a light WNW wind; perfect. I always record any mammals th…

The earlier seawatch paid off

A fresh SW wind all day, high cloud with periods of sunshine.Seawatch report from Pete:Sea HeySham 0630-0830: Razorbill 18Guillemot 46Razorbill/Guillemot 52Puffin 1Gannet at least 23Common/Arctic Tern 2 very distantKittiwake 1 2cySandwich tern 8Ar…

The early bird………..probably should have been a bit earlier!

The quite fresh wind initially from SE later moving to south. Plenty of sunshine till late morning then overcast. Steady rain starting by early evening.Seawatch report from Pete:Sea HeySham north wall 0650-0800.  Most in the first 25 mins – should…