Berry Head

07:00-18:00 (11 hrs).  F6-7 SSW, dry, good vis. MD, BHe, IL, DN, DS and occ other obs in attendence.  Passage mostly south, with some returns or looping north. All obs totals:

1 assumed Yelkouan-type at 12:15-12:19 & again 14:26-14:32 (when better views). 8 Sooty, 19 Balearic & 9 Manx Shearwaters. 4 Fulmar; 28 Bonxie, 9 Arctic & 1 Pomarine Skua. 2 G N Diver (north), 1 G C Grebe, 10 C Scoter, 2 S Tern.

No overall counts for Gannets, though accelerated from just 1 in first half hr to 260 during an evening half hr.  Hundreds Kitiwakes through all day; no Sabs. 

Oddities: 1 Coal Tit briefly on cliff-side at end point. 1 Turnstone, 1 Oyc. V little overhead passerine movement today.

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 7:56 pm by Ivan Lakin in Bird News