Saturday, 22 September 2012

22/09 - Early Morning Seawatch

Poor conditions with low sun early morning though the occasional cloudy spell helped.
Top billing 4 Velvet Scoters north, a single juvenile Great Crested Grebe north, three each Bonxies and Manx Shearwaters and 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.
Steady numbers of Common Scoter, Wigeon & Teal also moving north. I cut the sea-watching short after hearing a Yellow-browed Warbler had been reported from one of the new plantations south of the Mound but I only had 30 minutes before I was due home so no luck; plenty of Chiffchaffs.
The only other sighting was a Rock Pipit, sat in the guttering of the church it was presumably fresh in.
The dog-walk later produced a Jay on the old Pegswood pit heap and an unexpected flood over the railway line that might be worth a visit, perhaps pre-work tomorrow.

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