Rondonia Bushbird, Brazil - June 2022

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Splash Point 17/4/18

Another good seawatch today. With the slightly stronger southerly wind forecast it was bound to be a Bonxie day, and so that proved with over 50 seen during the period I was down there. Not only this, there was a good variety of species and in good numbers. Plenty of highlights also today that included a very close flock of nine Eider, some close Skuas including a flock of seven Bonxies, some superb Arctic Terns and Black-throated Divers and our first Little Terns of the year. Any day now for the first Pom.

Totals between 05.45-13.45 are as follows:

'Commic' Tern - 352
Common Scoter - 508
Great Skua - 53
Gannet - 51
Sandwich Tern - 150
Arctic Skua - 34
Brent Geese - 169
Manx Shearwater - 15
Mediterranean Gull - 124
Red-throated Diver - 46
Little Gull - 60
Whimbrel - 66
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2
Eider - 9
Teal - 3
Arctic Tern - 120
Black-throated Diver - 7 (all s/p)
Red-breasted Merganser - 8
Little Tern - 2
Velvet Scoter - 3
Avocet - 1
Guillemot - 6
Auk sp. - 15
Grey Wagtail - 1 landed on the breakwater

Arctic Skuas passing Splash Point
Great Skua passing Splash Point
Brent Geese passing Splash Point
adult Mediterranean Gulls passing Splash Point
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