Wednesday 18 April 2018


This morning's seawatch from George V Avenue was disappointing, with barely a breath of wind, and abandoned after just over an hour. However, in that time two Little Terns and a Whimbrel were logged of note. I heard another Whimbrel overhead later. A male Firecrest was singing by the sports fields and a male Wheatear was on the beach. Other bits moving, mainly during the seawatch, included 28 Common Scoters, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, seven Black-headed Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Dark-bellied Brent Goose, a Red-breasted Merganser, three Red-throated Divers, 10 Gannets, eight Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns, three Swallows and a Pied Wagtail. 42 Linnets, six Meadow Pipits, five Buzzards and a Kestrel were also noted.