Hooded Grebes - Patagonia - November 2016

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Splash Point 6/5/16

Another all day seawatch that produced a fair bit of quality rather than quantity. The Poms were on the move this morning involving some superb flocks not far offshore. Other highlights included my first Roseate Tern off Splash and a stunning summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver close in. Other then this fewer numbers then yesterday.

Totals between 05.05 -

Great Northern Diver - 1
Black-throated Diver - 2
Red-throated Diver - 1
Diver sp- 3
Pomarine Skua - 76
Arctic Skua - 14
Great Skua - 1
Roseate Tern - 1 12.06 with 8 Commics
Commic Tern - 360
Black Tern - 12
Sandwich Tern - 68
Little Tern - 8
Gannet - 73
Tufted Duck - 2
Shoveler - 4
Common Scoter - 276
Shelduck - 3
Red-breasted Merganser - 4
Brent Geese - 19
Dunlin - 20
Sanderling - 33
Common Sandpiper - 7
Bar-tailed Godwit - 35
Whimbrel - 35
Little Gull - 6
Mediterranean Gull - 1
Kestrel - 1

Pom parties/times
11 at 06.56
5 at 07.33
1 at 07.37
3 at 07.40
7 at 07.51
6 at 07.57
2 at 08.12
1 at 08.35
3 at 08.37
2 at 08.42
3 at 08.49
1 at 09.26
3 at 09.29
4 at 09.31
1 at 09.51
4 at 10.16
5 at 10.32
4 at 12.55
4 at 14.19
3 at 17.12
3 at 18.08

 a horrid pic of the Great Northern Diver - only my fourth record for Splash Point
Poms - this photo not doing them justice
another 14 hour vigil completed



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