Prawle Point

Late start at 7.50am when SE 4 , cloud cover but clear to the horizon following a bright red sunrise but I left at 2.50pm escaping SSE 5-6 mist, rain and general yuk.

Lots of birds either moving west, east or circulating for most of the watch-mainly Gannets, Kittiwakes and auks ( mainly Razorbills but seemed to be more Guillemots than recently). Counted for first 2 hours resulting in :  Gannets c 350 w and c 50 e ; Auks 276 e, 40 w ; Kittiwakes 221 e .

Alas no ‘little’ species of any type but 3 Pomarine  ( 1 pale phase and 2 dark phase immatures ) and 2 Great Skuas west ; 1 Manx Shearwater (10.25am) west . 1 Black Throated Diver west and 3 unidentified Diver sp. East which I just  saw before flying out of sight.  7 Common Scoter east. 1 Red Breasted Merganser west. A group of about 30 small waders flew east at 1.35pm included Dunlin, Turnstones and Ringed Plover. 5 adult wp Med Gulls west and one 1st year Med Gull east and a group of 4 Med Gulls which loafed below the point. A  Harbour Porpoise and at least one Common Dolphin surfaced plus a Grey Seal.

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 10:40 pm in Bird News