Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday 6th June

Headed out early this morning again - getting a bit late in the spring for serious migrant action, but you never know... might be a tart's tick like a White-tailed Lapwing or something kicking about. Eh up... a couple of Reed Buntings, a pair, in the knotweed at the top of the track. We do have them breeding at low density around here, but to me this looks like they just moved in... maybe a late attempt at a nest. Will keep an eye out. They went NUTS when I pished them out. Give them a few days and they'll be used to me.

Otherwise it was all very dull EXCEPT 30 min looking offshore when there was quite a bit about, i.e. 4 Manx Shearwaters, an Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger) harassing the Black-legged Kittiwakes, 46 Northern Gannets north , 6 Arctic Terns north , 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Red-throated Divers north (where the hell did they come from? been none around for a couple of weeks), 3 Common Scoters north (with a flock of Puffins!), and a Bottle-nosed Dolphin out feeding.

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