Thursday, 20 July 2017

20th July 2017

The easterly bias of wind had changed to a gusty south west, so Jack and I decided on a seawatch in St. Margaret's Bay between 09.00 and 12.50. We had our first Balearic Shearwater of the year going down channel at 11.03, a Great and Arctic Skua, eight Auk sp., three Mediterranean Gulls, two juvenile Shags, 25 Whimbrel down channel, 21 Common Scoter and, what is a scarce bird for us, a Common Sandpiper. A large movement of Swifts were heading into the wind, we counted 1400 between 09.00 and 11.00.

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