Time: 0700 - 1100
Wind: WNW (F6)
Leach's Petrel - 1
Common Scoter - 39 (21F, 18M)
Mediterranean Gull - 3 (1 Ad, 2 1st W)
Puffin - 1
Merlin - 2
Teal - 7
Snipe - 5
As for commoner species - 10 Gannets, 1 Fulmar and 2 Manxies. 3 figure counts each of Kittiwake and Black Headed Gull.
Following the large passage of Little Auks yesterday (and today) on the east coast from Scotland to Kent I was reasonably optimistic of finding one at Strumble. The Puffin got the pulse going but was definitely a Puffin!
Common Porpoise - showing quite well in reasonable numbers.
Notable abundance of Blackbirds and a few Song Thrushes on the drive between the house and the lookout. Back in the garden a few Goldcrests and a Mistle Thrush.