Thursday, September 06, 2007

Here I go again on my own

Another early morning seawatch - it's September and I really should be tree-watching, but it seems easier to sit on my bum looking at distant specks. Flat calm again today 06:15 - 07:10 with the light against me.. not good for birds, but didn't stop me looking at 2 Minke Whales offshore (where else? unlikely to be dead on the path like all my lovely small mammals) - mum and calf, I think. A single Harbour Porpoise wasn't in the same league.

Red-throated Divers continue to pour through (44 south, 1 north) but otherwise it was pretty quiet (2 Manx Shearwaters north, 2 south, 2 Great Skuas (1N 1S), 2 Arctic Skuas south, 27 Sandwich Terns (20S) and 8 Arctic Terns feeding offshore. 88 Northern Gannets split 50:50 44 N 44S, probably the same 44!

2 Eurasian Wigeon N might be a patch year tick, can't remember, but doubt it, 3 Common Scoter N definitely not. 67 Common Gulls south, still doing whatever the hell it is they're up to, and a single Common Redshank on the rocks. And that, give or take a few Black-legged Kittiwakes and Northern Fulmars, was it. Nothing to get the lovely men and women at BirdGuides out of the tea room. Night all.


DorsetDipper said...

44 RTD south and 1 north. Had it forgotten something? Left the oven on perhaps?

Martin said...

You know how it is. You get to work and realise you've left your house keys dangling from the front door.