African Skimmer Cameroon Apr 2018

02 July, 2016

Bits and bobs.

An evening stroll around the patch produced a nice surprise in the form of a Barn Owl, seen hunting around the horse paddocks then flying off towards the hotel grounds, but returning frequently. Also this evening,
Little Owl - 2
Grey Partridge - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Little Egret - 1
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Gannet - 5 offshore

Bright sunny morning with a westerly breeze, a little bit of variety in the patch today with a Raven seen conking flying east at Atherington, then I walked under a Little Owl around Atherington Pools, and a selection of waders on the move offshore from the car park.

Raven - 1e Atherington
Little Owl - 1
Gannet - 9w 3e
Common Tern - 2w
Sandwich Tern 2w
Whimbrel - 3w
Curlew - 3w
Common Sandpiper - 3w 3e
Redshank - 2w
Mediterranean Gul - 2w
Buzzard - 2
Kestrel - 1
Swift - 11

Little Owl Atherington Pools
Little movement yesterday although a few Gannet offshore with 25w 11e, and singles of Great-crested Grebe and Fulmar west. Small numbers of Sandwich Tern and Turnstone along the beach.