Sunday, 12 September 2010

The first Little Gull of the autumn was seen during a morning of sea passage that also included 12 Balearic Shearwaters, nine Arctic Skuas, four Great Skuas, two Black Terns, 45 Sandwich Terns, 32 Common Terns and an Arctic Tern. A small number of newly-arrived landbirds were also noted, and counts came to 31 Chiffchaffs, six Willow Warblers, six Blackcaps, two Whitethroats, 18 Goldcrests, two Spotted Flycatchers, a Yellow Wagtail, four Grey Wagtails, a Whinchat, a Reed Bunting and the first Song Thrush for several weeks. Two Merlins were seen and a couple of Grey Herons were on the shoreline.

Sandwich Terns (c) Steve Stansfield
Fulmar and Sandwich Tern (c) Steve Stansfield
Kittiwakes (c) Steve Stansfield
Balearic Shearwaters (c) Steve Stansfield
Arctic Skua (c) Steve Stansfield

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