Monday, 6 October 2014


A visit to the seaside to take in the air and have a sewatch as an aid to my ills, only to find that im not alone in the not ower well department as more and more birders arrived complaining of similar afflictions. Get well soon everyone, we need your eyes on the ocean.

So as people came and went, i stuck to my seat  watching out to sea, dedicated yes but also knackered and not able to wander about very much.

It was steady on the incoming tide, Sandwich and Common Terns still about in small numbers on the rocks, and a cracking adult Med gull among the Black-headed gulls.

Passage at sea was light, with wildfowl like Common Scoter and Teal the most common all North, several Red-throated divers and 3 Red-breasted mergansers headed South

Kittewakes, Gannets, Eiders,  and Auks passed by regularly, and quite a few distant terns evaded an ID, 2 Skylarks flew from my viewpoint straight out to sea, and one earlier in the fields was in full song.

The wetland held only Widgeon and Coot smaller birds were in short supply. Wader species were down on recent visits, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Ringed Plover, Turnstone and Sanderling added to the days birding.

Several times Starlings and Waders erupted and balled up in flight, but i could not find a predator.

Decent day, hoping for a few more in the next few weeks.

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