I hadn't planned a seawatch today given the lack of wind at first  but from the point I saw 2 skuas so...

Totals in 2 hours from 8am : 5 Arctic skuas; 13 Balearic Shearwaters; 68 Manxies; 1 Common Tern (1st yr), 2 Commic Terns and .2 x 1st yr Med Gulls all west. Also 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin ,12 Common Scoter west.  Elsewhere only a trickle of migrants : 1 Sedge Warbler, 9 Blackcaps,    9 Chiffchaffs, 8 Wheatear (including a 1st year bird) and 2 Willow Warblers, one of which was very pale.Later ,hearing the news, I went to see the Lesser Yellowlegs in Exeter-a very smart bird.

Posted September 12th, 2013 at 9:17 pm in Bird News