Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Today held blue skies for the most part with a breezing coming in from the north west, but stayed hot especially in the middle of the day.

The morning again produced the birds today with highlights being two Arctic Skuas together off the west coast along with a small number of Common and Arctic Terns. The south end produced two Tree Pipits  in amongst the flock of Meadows Pipits and Linnets that numbered 31 and 129 respectively. This flock has only formed recently and they seem quite active, perhaps waiting for the right time to leave or even being made up of new birds joining everyday as others leave. 

Waders were in good numbers again too, Turnstones were the most abundant with 34 individuals and some juvenile appearing now too. In addition to these there were 12 Redshanks, seven Whimbrel, 43 Curlew.

Other birds of note included 260 Kittiwakes at the south end, 14 each of Pied Wagtail and Wheatear, and singles of Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Grey Heron and Dunlin.

This seal has found the perfect spot for a snooze on the beach today

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