Thurlestone Bay & Beesands

Wet, wet & very wet. Set out at 08.00 to look for waders on the beaches- managed to find 13 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plover. When the really bad weather started viz so bad could not find a Gannet .

Moved on to Beesands where some passage but not up to BH's totals . From 09.15 - 11.30

90 Gannet, 17 Fulmar, 13 Kittiwake, 2 Common Scoter ,1 Turnstone and a Wheatear. Skuas moving west were - a juv Long Tailed at 09.30 ( considering the conditions good in flight views) and at 10.45 a light phase Arctic.

At 07.00 a Hobby over T'stone Marsh . Last nights Swallow roost est at 6000+

 

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 6:13 pm by Mike Passman in Bird News