Saturday, 7 September 2013

Seabirds and waterfowl

A trip to Stag Rocks, Bamburgh was in order after dropping off one of my sons.  This proved productive with the first bird being an adult pomarine skua.  There were a large number of seabirds with at least 500 gannets feeding, 10+ manx shearwaters, 8+ arctic skuas, common and arctic terns in abundance, 2 roseate terns, 1 black tern, 5+ common scoter, 2 adult (summer plummage) red throated divers and good numbers of kittiwakes and fulmars.

A quick stop off at Monk's Pool produced a black-tailed godwit, 5 shoveler, 3 gadwall, and a large number of teal  and mallard.

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