Friday 29 September 2023

The wind slightly compared to recent days and moved to a straight westerly. The winds pushed some seabirds closer to the West Coast with a Pomarine Skua, a Common Tern, an Arctic Tern, 11 Sandwich Terns, two Mediternean Gulls and three Common Scoters south. 

The ringed male Black-and-white Warbler was still in the garden and unlike the other females showed well at times favouring the Sycamore in the north-east corner, resembling a Nuthatch at times as it ran up and down branches. 

Black-and-white Warbler © Steve Stansfield

Overhead four Skylarks, five Grey Wagtails, six Golden Plovers, nine Swallows and three Siskins went through. A Lesser Whitethroat was in bramble bushes along the track near Carrag with two Whimbrels and three more Grey Wagtails along the Coastline. 

Other birds of note included a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a White Wagtail, six Blackcaps, 17 Goldcrests, three Chiffchaffs, three Wheatears and 20 Robins.

We now have around a 70% of the Grey Seals pups we would expect with 44 so far! © Ed Betteridge

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