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Isle of Wight Bird News

Monday 27th September 2021

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
27/09/21GannetVentnor100S Thompson
09:09
At least 100 , many first and second year birds. Mostly West and struggling against the wind. SZ569773.  
27/09/21Grey HeronYarmouth Harbour1T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21CurlewYarmouth Harbour5T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21Black-tailed GodwitYarmouth Harbour13T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21OystercatcherYarmouth Harbour1T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21GreenshankYarmouth Harbour1T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21RedshankYarmouth Harbour5T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21Spotted RedshankYarmouth Harbour2T Jolliffe
14:20
 
27/09/21SwallowWheelers Bay4P Campbell
10:00
Midway out to sea, attempting to go West but being forced back Eastwards. I doubt they're still alive. [Ventnor].  
27/09/21GannetWheelers Bay100P Campbell
10:00
Minimum estimate. Started watching from ten, on and off throughout the day and always a trickle going West against the blow, more younger birds than usual with one or two juv. and 2nd & 3rd year birds. Quite a few attempts at feeding even in the rough conditions. [Ventnor].  
27/09/21Manx ShearwaterWheelers Bay3P Campbell
15:45
East at a terrific rate with the Westerlies to the rear! [Ventnor].  
27/09/21House MartinUpper Ventnor37N Newnham
11:58
Flock,west.  
27/09/21Balearic ShearwaterWheelers Bay12S Thompson
09:10
At least 12 all travelling West. 3 Manx also West. 5 Dolphins sp also West. SZ567775. [Ventnor].