Sunday, September 02, 2007

Down to the sea again

Sandwich Tern juv

Sandwich Tern adult

There was a probable Common Buzzard over the road as we headed for Sandsend, unfortunately as soon as we stopped to look at it it went behind a plantation never to reappear.

At Sandsend there were two summer plumage Red-throated Divers on the sea along with a pile of rather distant auks (probably Guillemots - grey rather than black, no scope). Just four Sandwich Terns hunted the tideline of a very low tide (0.98m). A Common Tern was present briefly. There were hirundines out at sea and plenty of House Martins around the village. Tig was played and we all got very wet in a rather spectacular cloudburst driven by the still bumptious westerly.

Weather looks good for seawatching for the next two days .... but I'm at work.

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