Sunday, 5 October 2014

It was a mixed day weather-wise, with calmer winds and clear skies in the morning encouraging a small movement of passerines, whilst stronger winds really set in towards the end of the day, and continued to increase in strength throughout the night. Numbers of passerine migrants amounted to two Skylarks, one Swallow, 145 Meadow Pipits, 11 Grey Wagtails, one White Wagtail, 37 Robins, two Blackcaps, one Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Chiffchaffs, 15 Goldcrests, a Firecrest and a Reed Bunting. A handful of passing seabirds were recorded during the day, which included three Manx Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater, 105 Gannets, one Common Scoter, two Golden Plovers, 14 Mediterranean Gulls, 175 Black-headed Gulls, 339 Kittiwakes and 127 Razorbills.

There has been a flock of around 30 Turnstones feeding on Solfach for the last week or so. Living up to their name, they have been systematically working the beach, flipping over virtually every pebble in sight, and churning up the seaweed on a pretty industrious scale in search of a meal
Grey Seals

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