Sunday, 2 August 2009

A continuing shortage of small migrants and a return to breezy conditions made seawatching look like the most potentially-fruitful activity. At least 3000 Manx Shearwaters were logged passing offshore but, alas, none of their Mediterranean cousins were among them. Nine Sandwich Terns flew south, along with eight Black-headed Gulls and two Common Scoters. Eight Sand Martins also passed through during the afternoon with a few Barn Swallows. Two Ringed Plovers were on the beach with 15 Ruddy Turnstones, while Whimbrel and Eurasian Curlew numbers rose to six and 47 respectively.

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