Monday, 18 April 2011

Wknd 16-17 April

Saturday - 2 Sandwich Tern on rocks off Wrecked Craigs, Port Seton - a month since the first which must have been en route north.

Sunday - WeBS & swan survey produced very few water birds; 24+ Wheatear (12m, 12f) around small sheep field immediately west of Drem pools included one obvious Greenlander male and a probable female. Field south of East Fenton held another 10, plus 2 males at farm itself. Presumably looking closely in all other cereal fields along Peffer valley would have yielded dozens more?! 1120 Herring Gulls @ Chapel. White Wag at East Fortune resr. Mistle Thrush FF at Drem was only atlas tick but Lapwing display over Merrylaws was also nice to see.

All wintering swan flocks had evaporated and every last Whooper vanished :(

Quick look in Gullane Bay revealed 385 Common Scoter, mainly off Black Rocks. Missed the WTE, still not seen one in Lothian...

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