Balearic Shearwater

28th July 2018 – overcast/rain at times S4/5
Observations on the rising tide were led by a Balearic Shearwater amongst 71 Manx Shearwater. Also seen were 249 Common Scoter, 126 Sandwich Tern, 25 Gannet, 2 Guillemot and single Fulmar, Arctic Skua and Scaup.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 18 Swift flew through ahead on a rain front.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 320 Knot, 71 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Whimbrel.
A Hobby annoyed the local Swallows, the tide flushed a Short-eared Owl from the saltmarsh and at least 10 Little Egret were logged.
The Knot flock held 6 colour-ringed birds.