Saturday, 9 May 2015

Hits and Misses

Sunny, 13°, fresh SSW.

Another cool day with very little seen especially land birds. The star bird of the day was a Tawny Pipit discovered on the crown estate fields by Martin. Unfortunately I missed seeing this bird as it disappeared shortly after being discovered. Only to be relocated again about 500m away and I successfully missed it again and then it was relocated again back at the initial site and……………………….missed again. Maybe tomorrow!!!

Swallows were very evident again with a good passage throughout most of the day, a few House Martin also noted.

A sea watch in the morning proved worthwhile with a flock of 9 Pomarine Skua plus 1 singleton passing through. In addition 4 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Puffin.

Passerines: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear and 2 Bullfinch.

Butterflies: Green-veined White, Peacock and Wall.

Photos courtesy © Martin Cade

 Pomarine Skuas
Tawny Pipit

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