Thursday, 7 May 2015


Started sunny then cloud moved in around 14:00, wind abated throughout the day down to approx. 12 knots SW this evening. Max of 14°.

Very little on land still but the sea very good this morning with a total 28 Pomarine Skua (saw 24), with at least 2 dark phase birds. This included one flock of 15 that went past the bill, all before 09:00.

Other sea birds were: 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Oystercatcher and far fewer Manx Shearwater.

Hirundines more prominent today with several hundred Swallow in off the sea, 5 House Martin and a single Sand Martin.

Other birds noted: 4 Raven, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch and a Sparrowhawk.

Redstart & Wheatear

Weymouth sea front with the training ship from yesterday anchored in the bay. (courtesy Loren)

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