Monday, 30 August 2010

Monday 30th August 2010

Early doors found me sitting on the wind swept beach at Shellness, Sheppey. Reports of large movements of Skuas off here on Friday (when I was in Devon), had me hankering after a Long-tailed Skua. Great Skuas were picked up almost immediately and after another 5.5 hours, and with the help of other birders who turned throughout the morning I left with a tally of 54+ Great Skuas, 20+ Arctic Skuas, 2x Pomarine Skuas and 6 x Gannets - not bad before lunch!

Out with the kids after lunch along the River Medway from Barming Bridge to Teston included sightings of a Kingfisher and a Water Shrew - a first for me - which was found a piece of hardwood over a stream near Teston Bridge.

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