Monday, 23 August 2010

Southern Seawatch

After a lateish start this morning first port of call was Shawell Pits to look for Caspian & YLGull, after a bit of local intel from The Drunkbirder we managed to get decent views of an adult Yellow-legged Gull on the pool. Lots of LBB Gull on nearby Shawell Tip but views were distant.
Next up was Thursley Common, Green Woodpecker the only bird of note but we had a few Black Darter and the boardwalks were crawling with stationary lizards.
A late afernoon seawatch from Sandy Point on Hayling Island added two Black Tern for the trip and a distant inward bound raptor that was most likely an Osprey.
An early night for an early start and hopefully a few good seabirds tomorrow.

Alan Tilmouth via Iphone


John Hague said...

I'll put the Y-l Gull record in for you.

Andrew Kinghorn said...

Have a good time Alan. Hope you see what your after :)