Thursday 25 April 2019

Yellow-browed Warbler

Dungeness - cool, cloudy, S 3 - 0845 - 1100hrs - A mid-morning seawatch from the hide produced a steady trickle of seabirds including 15 Great and five Arctic Skuas, eight Velvet Scoters, two Black-throated Divers and a Manx Shearwater the highlights, plus Sandwich and Common Terns, Gannets, several Med Gulls, two Red-throated Divers, 200 Common Scoters, 50 Brents and 10 auks; eight Poms were seen earlier (MC). Offshore at least 10 Porpoises were noted, while a pod of 10 dolphins were probably Bottle-nose (OL).
  An early afternoon surprise came in the shape of a Yellow-browed Warbler caught in the Helgoland trap. By the time I arrived it had been released into the Moat and I only had a couple of fleeting views in a patch of blackthorn.
  Another hour from the hide late on produced a few more Manxies, Arctic Skuas, Sandwich Terns, Common Scoters, Red-throated Divers and a Bonxie.

                                One of today`s many Bonxies

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