Thursday, August 23, 2012

watching the sea

Had two-and-a-half hours seawatching with Håkan this morning. Started unfashionably late enough at 0840 and things were rather quiet throughout. The 8-9m/sec westerly wind failing to deliver anything really exciting. We had one or two distant skuas, one of which was an Arctic and another further out could have been a long-tailed. Difficult birds immatures at range. I did not leave empty-handed though, two sanderlings beetled past at one point bringing me to 199 for the year in BK. Also logged were seven common scoter, one gannet, four golden plover, one grey plover, 38 knot (good number) and a turnstone. Abandoned the session and went home to do some office work and clean the bathroom...

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