Thursday, 16 August 2012

Workington Seawatch and Solway

Had 3 hours this morning off Workington, for a Southerly wind there was quite a lot of movement, however most of it was too far away for picking anything rare up. Plenty of Sandwich Tern 60-70+, 3 Commic Tern but again just too far away.
8 Common Scoter(S) 3(N) 11(S) 2(N).
Plenty of Kittiwakes, Gannets and Various Gulls including a Juv Mediterranean Gull. No sign of Stumpy today.
A brief views of either a Petrel or the views were that bad it could have been a Swallow going north very low over the water, not to be seen again.
More Terns further out which i couldnt identify and 30+ Manx Shearwater.
A Rock Pipit flew over and small groups of waders, Oystercatcher, Dunlin and Ringed Plover.
Think that was it. The potential for something out there like a Black Tern was good, but unless the birds were much closer there would have been no chance.

In the afternoon nipped upto the Solway with Keith... The Solway was CRAP as usual but Abbeytown Floods had 12 Ruff, 3 Greenshank 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 30 Snipe.

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