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Counting period: 07:05 - 12:45
Count type: all species
Weather: wind North3, precipitation rain, visibility 10000m, temperature 16 ℃
Observers: A Hanby

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Fulmar  6  22  Knot  -  6  Black-headed Gull  -  45  
Gannet  23  191  Sanderling  -  2  Great Black-backed Gull  2  -  
Cormorant  3  31  Dunlin  -  18  Kittiwake  -  25  
Shelduck  6  -  dowitcher sp.  1  -  Sandwich Tern  -  49  
Wigeon  -  13  Whimbrel  -  6  Common Tern  -  469  
Teal *  316  645  Curlew  -  2  Arctic Tern  -  1  
Shoveler  -  6  Redshank  -  5  Guillemot  -  3  
Tufted Duck  -  1  Turnstone  -  2  flava wagtail sp.  1  -  
Common Scoter  1  29  Mediterranean Gull *  -  1  Rook  -  1  
Oystercatcher  3  -  Little Gull  -  1    

Totals: 1936 individuals, 29 species, 5:40 hours

Present: Red-throated Diver 1, Great Crested Grebe 4, Cormorant 8, Mallard 6, Hobby 2, Ringed Plover 1, Grey Plover 1, Black-headed Gull 250, Skylark 2, Sand Martin 25, Swallow 30, Redstart 1, Whinchat 2, Whitethroat 2, Blue Tit 2, Red-backed Shrike 1, Carrion Crow 6, Starling 45, House Sparrow 6, Tree Sparrow 40, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 16, Reed Bunting 2

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
* = Additional info (on mouseover species)
Comments: A cracking day despite the weather. As I drew up flocks of teal were flashing by and I must have missed a load early doors. The at 0815 a flock of redshank headed my way- but one slightly smaller deeper chested bird with a longer bill was in the group and as it went past- the penny dropped ( and it showed its 'white wedge running right up its bacK)- it was a Dowitcher. I didn't really get myself in gear fast enough to deploy the camera or think about whether I could see the feet projecting beyond the tail or not- so it remains a sp ( the bill wasn't as long as some LB Ds I've seen, however one can over-speculate). After vis migging till 10 40 I decided to walk and count movement at the same time. This was rewarded for nearly the whole period by a redstart and two Whinchats but at 12 30 I stumbled into a cracking Juv Red Backed Shrike. All in all not a bad outing.





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