Tuesday, 2 May 2017

02/05/17

Couple of shocking digi-scoped records shots and sightings from an afternoon visit to the docks today:

West Float:
Common Tern - 1 *1st of Spring*
Northern Lapwing - 1
Common Sandpiper *1st of Spring* - 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 60c
European Herring Gull - 25c
Little Ringed Plover (3rd record!) - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Common Kestrel - 1
Barn Swallow - 10c
Great Cormorant - 2
Mallard - 2
Common Shelduck - 8
Stock Dove - 2 (pair)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - After hours of going
through the records for the docks this most recent documented
is from I could find is just the 3rd record for the Docks with all records
funnily enough from the West Float Gull Roost (Image - Elliot Montieth)

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) - Occurs more often than that of
Northern  Wheatear, however records consist of singles rather than flocks or pairs
(Image - Elliot Montieth).


East Float:
Common Tern - 8 *1st of Spring*
Northern Lapwing - 6
Common Ringed Plover - 3
Northern Raven- 2
Eurasian Oystercatcher - 2
Common Shelduck - 14
Northern Wheatear - 1 *1st of Spring*
"Greenland" Wheatear - 5 *1st of Spring*

"Greenland" Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) - A barely annual species
which often occurs as flocks during a fall period (Image - Elliot Montieth)

Seacombe Ferry:
Ruddy Turnstone 19
House Sparrow - 1
Osprey - 1
Black Tern - 2
Common Tern - 2 *1st of Spring*



Observers: Luke Anderson, Elliot Montieth & Michael Grant


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