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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Splash Point 5/5/18

What has traditionally been known for the past few years as a Pom day unfortunately revealed zero of that species during a lengthy seawatch today. The good company and the sense of being gripped off was enough to keep me in position for just under nine hours. Maybe all the Poms are saving themselves for tomorrow's SOS seawatch at Splash Point. The day was saved by a late steady passage of 'Commic' Terns whilst most close enough to be confidently identified were 90% Arctic Tern. It felt perfect for Poms in the afternoon but alas it wasn't to be.

Totals between 05.10 - 14.00 Wind NNE veering to ESE F 1-2:

Whimbrel - 102
Bar-tailed Godwit - 201
Common Scoter - 39
Arctic Skua - 6
'Commic' Tern - 1000
Arctic Tern - 100+ confidently identified
Sandwich Tern - 15
Mute Swan - 2 W
Gannet - 20
Manx Shearwater - 2
Garganey - 1 drk
Great Skua - 3
Hobby - 2 in
Black-throated Diver - 1
Red-throated Diver - 2
Sanderling - 1
Grey Plover - 5
Swift - 1 in
Shelduck - 3
Avocet - 1
Little Tern - 1

This evening on Seaford beach I did another seawatch with a BBQ by my side seeing the following between 17.45-19.45:

Arctic Skua - 2
Great Skua - 1
Whimbrel - 46
Bar-tailed Godwit - 12
Arctic Tern - 90

Whinchat on Seaford Head yesterday