Monday, 11 May 2009

Spring Seawatch

Originally planning to look elsewhere, it was apparent the winds were already stronger than expected, so we made our way to Sheringham for a sea watch from 6 - c 9.20 am. Spring sea watches are rarely exciting, but this proved otherwise. Highlights were a single Puffin that passed with 5 other auks, 5 Manx Shearwater, including a group of 3 and numerous Razorbills amongst c 200 auks. About 200 Gannet were also seen, in groups up to 20, with groups of Kittiwake passing with the largest being c 25 birds. A Great Northern Diver was noted, with an interesting passage of Little Tern (unfortunately I was unable to get on the distant Arctic Skua).
An enjoyable visit to the obs failed to produce any migrants, but allowed Dave time to reminisce!
3 Bee-eaters in Yarmouth had us vainly hoping, but news of their (re)appearance didn't reach us while we were out!

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