Wednesday, September 05, 2007

in just seven days i will make you a man

Relatively quiet again this morning, although in the rain at 6 am it was still dark, so not going to see a lot except my Spider-senses picked up this - taken by flash in the dark, in the car park at the cliff tops...

A large mouse (sp - presumably Mus domesticus, whatever that is).
It ended up in my morning kedgeree

Flat calm 06:05 - 07:05 produced the following excitement... a Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon) going south, easy to pick out among a flood (FLOOD!) of 53 Red-throated Divers heading that way too (and 1 going north). 149 Northern Gannets north (37 S - you can see not much going on), and 38 Black-legged Kittiwakes (22N, 16S). 4 Sooty Shearwaters north (in another year, that would be a good score) and 8 Manx Shearwaters north, 1 south. 7 Common Scoters south, 5 Great Skuas (2N 3S), 15 Sandwich Terns (2N 13S), 4 Common Terns and 9 Arctic Terns, all S.

A Whimbrel on the rocks was worth mentioning, at least to its mum, as were 53 Barn Swallows heading south over the sea and along the coast - prob more, but I'm likely to miss them overhead.

1 comment:

DorsetDipper said...

another RTD going north. Is this the same one as the next day? Do RTD's get Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?