South Huish / Thurlestone Bay

06:00-10:15, moderate S-SE wind strenghthening.

Had a look on Huish marsh to start with. No sign of the Garganey Alan found last night. Best birds were Teal, 43 Whimbrel, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlin, Common Gull and 2cy Mediterranean Gull. Single Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone and 7 Sanderling on the rocks/beach. Did a seawatch from 08:00-10:15, passing ( all east ) were 80 Manx Shearwater, 21 Common Scoter, 33 Kitttiwake and a distant flock of 14 unidentified Terns ( Common / Arctic ). A dark phase Arctic Skua watched coming in off the sea and heading off inland. Highlight of the morning was a flock of 6 light phase Pomarine Skuas east at 08:15.

Posted May 5th, 2014 at 12:31 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News