Persistence finally pays dividends

8th September 2011 – overcast/showers WSW5/4/3
A slight hint of southwest in the wind today and the results were more impressive with observations (0900-1000 & 1145-1315) producing single Leach’s Petrel and Storm Petrel amongst totals of 43 Sandwich Tern, 30 Kittiwake, 23 Common Scoter, 12 Fulmar, 4 Razorbill, 3 Gannet and single Red-throated Diver and Guillemot. The highlights of the day were all moving slowly out of Morecambe Bay and remarkably occurred within a 20 minute spell early afternoon as the wind decreased!
Grounded Migrants
There are now 2 Yellow Wagtail amongst a group of 25 Pied Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 800 Knot and a flock of 24 Greenshank that roosted over the tide.
Single Little Owl and Little Egret were the best of the rest.