Sunday, 1 March 2015

A Little Light Sea Passage

I headed to the Point this morning and joined Ian for a shortish seawatch. We had full cloud cover with a 25-30 mph southwesterly wind. It wasn't exactly 'jumping', but it did have that 'first movement at sea for the spring' feel to it.

There was a nice flock of 100 Sanderlings on the shore with a single Knot keeping them company and the first Curlews were on the move with nine heading ENE across the Bay. Movement at sea included five Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Kittiwakes, four Common Scoters, five Little Gulls and an adult Gannet. In addition to the movers were six Cormorants and ten Eiders.


Afterwards we headed to the Treatment Works to top up our empty feeders and we are certainly getting the impression that quite a lot of birds are using the feeding station, but we have yet to have a ringing session and are waiting for the first calm morning. A Buzzard, two Long-tailed Tits and a Song Thrush were noted as we topped the feeders up.

I've an office day tomorrow, so I might just nip out first thing for an hour or two.

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