Monday, 8 June 2015


A 90 min seawatch from 05.20 this morning at Whitburn gave a good movement of birds. Nothing startling, but 35 Manx Shearwater and 283 Gannet were heading north and 53 Sandwich Tern heading south. At least 4 Porpoise moved north.

Up into Northumberland and 2 Spoonbill were snoozing at Cresswell, but only 3 Avocet remained, with no sign of any chicks. Druridge held 5 Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Ringed Plover. East Chevington had 7 Little Gull. A scope from the dune tops north of Hauxley managed to pick out a few Roseate Tern over Coquet Island.

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