Berry Head seawatch

Seawatch 0700-1030, 1250-1420. SE-ESE4-5. Mallard, 13 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 5 Common Scoter, Brent Goose, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Pomarine Skuas, 28 Arctic Skuas, 20 Bonxies, 8 Common Gulls, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Gull, 2130 Kittiwakes, 4 Sandwich Terns, 7 Common Terns, Arctic Tern, Puffin, 340 Auks (mostly Razorbills). Merlin in off the sea (ML,MD, Sam Forest).

Went to look at ML's Blyth's Reed Warbler (excellent find of a very difficult bird) hence a break in the seawatch. In the quarry also Black Redstart, Firecrest, 2+ Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff.

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A selection of the Arctic Skuas (plumage) moving though and below, ML's B R Warbler and Firecrest

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Posted October 4th, 2016 at 5:58 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News