An Osprey investigated the various ponds and lakes about the reserve this afternoon before being driven off by an assortment of Black-headed Gulls, Common TernsÂ and crows.
Archive for May 4th, 2006
Seawatching in a light NE wind between 05.45-7.30 was dominated by Gannets but a good variety of birds were on the moveÂ including skuas and waders.
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Totals from the morning included: 270 Gannet, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Kittiwake, 130 Sandwich Tern, 83 Common Tern, 13 Little Tern, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 9 Whimbrel and 26 Common Scoter.
The first real warm morning ( could drive around the Beach Reserve without a coat on) produced some good highlights. Two Avocets gave wonderfull close views, and close encounters with several broods of Lapwing chicks was a real pleasure. The Whimbrel numbers seem to be dropping, 133 left the roost as did 38 Bar-tailed Godwit. A peregrine made a brief appearance at Ternery Pool.