Archive for September 2nd, 2009

2nd September 2009, Wednesday

Dungeness seabirds

Another windy day with showers through the morning produced an unexpectedly good seawatch with 24 Balearic Shearwaters and 13 Sooty Shearwaters passing through along with 405 Gannets, 15 Arctic Skuas, two Great Skuas, 103 Sandwich Terns and 146 Common Terns. There were also four Yellow-legged Gulls at the fishing boats and a Little Gull and two Black Terns at the Patch.
David Walker from DBO website

2nd September 2009, Wednesday

Rye Harbour seabirds

A seawatch today provided some unusual highlights 4 Balearic and 3 Sooty Shearwater passed close inshore heading west, 150 Gannet and 3 Arctic Skua were also seen.