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Counting period: 05:45 - 13:00
Count type: all species
Weather: wind SSE3, cloud-cover 2/8, temperature 25 ℃
Observers: A Hanby, G Burgon

SNSNSN
Red-throated Diver  -  1  Golden Plover  2  -  Common Tern *  1353  1195  
Fulmar  1  -  Knot  18  -  Arctic Tern  34  -  
Gannet  16  111  Curlew  6  -  Common/Arctic Tern  600  -  
Cormorant  23  47  Redshank  1  -  Black Tern  7  -  
Shag  1  -  Arctic Skua  3  1  Swift  11  -  
Shelduck  1  -  Little Gull *  2  -  Sand Martin  56  -  
Wigeon  -  2  Common Gull  14  -  Swallow  123  -  
Gadwall  1  -  Lesser Black-backed Gull  6  -  House Martin  1  -  
Teal  77  69  Herring Gull  125  -  flava wagtail sp.  8  -  
Shoveler  6  -  Great Black-backed Gull  2  -  Tree Sparrow  13  -  
Common Scoter  12  -  Kittiwake  30  -  Goldfinch  7  -  
Velvet Scoter *  1  -  Sandwich Tern  56  7    
Ringed Plover  1  -  Roseate Tern *  1  -    

Totals: 4052 individuals, 37 species, 7:15 hours

Present: Great Crested Grebe 6, Common Scoter 8, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Curlew 2, Kittiwake 200, Guillemot 2, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 1, Willow Warbler 5

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
* = Additional info (on mouseover species)
Comments: No wind at start but then gradually built up. The common terns were the most interesting- the bay was full of them initially going N, some from down the coast but many others seeming to come in from the East, with in the region of 500 heading of inland with only a few returning. Later on a steady south movement developed; apart from a few of the Sandwich terns all other species went South.





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