Cory’s Shearwater

29th August 2015 – sun and showers SSW4/5
A single Cory’s Shearwater showed well as it moved slowly south at 0745.
Additional birds seen (0730-0900) involved 300 Common Scoter, 90 Gannet, 35 Sandwich Tern, 14 Manx Shearwater, 5 Kittiwake and single Great Skua, Fulmar and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Again little evidence of any newly grounded birds with just single Whitethroat and Willow Warbler logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 200 Ringed Plover, 110 Sanderling, 82 Grey Plover, 50 Knot, 22 Greenshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit and single Common Sandpiper and Whimbrel.
At least 9 Little Egret were seen.