Lesser Florican - August 2023

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Sunday 30 August 2020

Seawatching off Norfolk 29/08/20

 After last weekend's success, but still lacking any real skua movement, I opted on a Saturday morning visit to North Norfolk, coinciding nicely with the near-gale force northerly winds. 

The first few hours was particularly enjoyable, with skuas constantly moving east and consisting of three species. There was also a huge westerly duck movement, again another enjoyable aspect of the morning. By 10am, the rain had arrived, and strangely, the passage dropped considerably. With little now moving, by 11am I was packed up and ready to go home. 

Not quite the ending I wanted, but it was great to get another seawatch in.

Totals from Sheringham:

Great Skua - 36
Arctic Skua - 34
Teal - 500
Manx Shearwater - 3
Common Scoter - 30
Scaup - 1 drk
Wigeon - 48
Tufted Duck - 5
Little Gull - 2
Eider - 1
Long-tailed Skua - 2
Pintail - 8
Shoveler - 5
Mallard - 2
Gadwall - 1

Sheringham Beach