Friday, 18 November 2016

Ramsey - Seawatching

17 November

500+ gulls feeding and sheltering in Ramsey Sound yesterday morning; 300 Black-headed, 200 kittiwake and at least 2 adult winter Med gulls.

When the wind veered more NW in the afternoon I managed a quick hour in the sea-watching hide (14:40 - 15:40). Two Manx shearwater and an Arctic skua the only birds of note.

18 November 

Black Redstart still at farm, but very few gulls in R Sound this morning.

Another short seawatch this morning from the hide (09:45 - 11:00) was more productive but cold!

6 Red-throated Diver,
1 Black-necked Grebe,
1 Bonxie,
2 Common Scoter,
17 Gannet (16 adult, 1 immature)
5 Black-headed gull

Lots of kittiwakes, fulmar and razorbill