Saturday, 1 September 2012

Bridge of Sighs - Robin Trower

After the 'purple' finish to last month (Wryneck, Tree Sparrow, Brent Goose and Sabine's Gull) it was always likely there would be a dip to start September. There was, but under an overcast sky and continuing chill north east breeze, I made an early start for Portland. At Barleycrates the tone of the walk was set with just 4 dozen Swallows, c8 Wheatear, c5 Sand Martin along with 2 each of Raven and Peregrine. Things did brighten a little as I flushed a Grasshopper Warbler from the weed field close to the Privet Hedge and 'heard' another (a 'hat trick') in the Sun Flower field opposite the Observatory. My joy was short lived as announcing to all and sundry at the Obs and making note on the daily record sheet of the Warblers to find that the song was coming from a 'tape lure' and not a Gropper!
Little in the Moth Traps as well,with just this poor shot of a ROSY RUSTIC, so to cut my losses it was hot foot to Ferry Bridge for the turn of the high tide.
On the way there was a Yellow Wagtail at Southwell, while at the Bridge the first signs of Zostra (Eel) Grass had been washed up on the foreshore which should be of benefit to the 'hundreds' of Brent Geese that will be arriving here all too soon.
The Paralympic Sailing started today,so no surprise to see the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team patrolling the Fleet, but the ebb was about to begin so time time to take up station at the high water mark.
Already there were a number of MEDITERRANEAN GULLs there
 including a couple of young birds along with
Shortly a SANDWICH TERN joined the throng while a further c2 passed over the Chesil Beach and into West Bay.
Having tripped over the laptop lead and severed the connection yesterday evening (sober I might add) and now reduced to the 'tablet', it was just easier to download all the photographs after editing, hence the array.
Small Waders started to arrive, including c5 SANDERLING about 100 Ringed Plover
andlikely as many DUNLIN
in varying stages of plumage and stance.
Some still maintain traces of summer plumage,
while others have lost much of their black bellies.
That's when another Tern dropped in, this time what looks like a juvenile COMMON TERN.
and finally at the Bridge there was a fly past by one of the adult MEDITERRANEAN GULLs also in winter attire.

and here are the Stats after another good month.

Num Perc. Country Name

drill down6988771.54%United KingdomUnited Kingdom
drill down73517.53%United StatesUnited States
drill down12951.33%CanadaCanada
drill down11071.13%AustraliaAustralia
drill down10381.06%GermanyGermany
drill down9610.98%EstoniaEstonia
drill down9430.97%FranceFrance
drill down9080.93%JapanJapan
drill down8940.92%NetherlandsNetherlands
drill down7570.77%ItalyItaly
drill down6850.70%IndiaIndia
drill down6550.67%New ZealandNew Zealand
drill down6250.64%SpainSpain
drill down6000.61%PhilippinesPhilippines
drill down5240.54%TaiwanTaiwan
drill down4840.50%BrazilBrazil
drill down4420.45%Korea, Republic OfKorea, Republic Of
drill down3860.40%SwedenSweden
drill down3690.38%PolandPoland
drill down3530.36%ThailandThailand
drill down3290.34%BelgiumBelgium
drill down3030.31%Russian FederationRussian Federation
drill down2980.31%NorwayNorway
drill down2360.24%RomaniaRomania
drill down2320.24%IrelandIreland
drill down2290.23%SwitzerlandSwitzerland
drill down2280.23%South AfricaSouth Africa
drill down2180.22%MalaysiaMalaysia
drill down2100.21%MexicoMexico
drill down2070.21%TurkeyTurkey
drill down1990.20%FinlandFinland
drill down1940.20%PeruPeru
drill down1900.19%IndonesiaIndonesia
drill down1600.16%PortugalPortugal
drill down1600.16%GreeceGreece
drill down1600.16%Czech RepublicCzech Republic
drill down1580.16%ArgentinaArgentina
drill down1510.15%DenmarkDenmark
drill down1490.15%ColombiaColombia
drill down1390.14%HungaryHungary
drill down1330.14%Sri LankaSri Lanka
drill down1330.14%IsraelIsrael
drill down1310.13%PakistanPakistan
drill down1290.13%SingaporeSingapore
drill down1280.13%Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
drill down1130.12%UkraineUkraine
drill down1120.11%BulgariaBulgaria
drill down1090.11%United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
drill down1050.11%Hong KongHong Kong
drill down1040.11%VietnamVietnam
drill down870.09%CroatiaCroatia
drill down850.09%SlovakiaSlovakia
drill down820.08%ChileChile
drill down760.08%AustriaAustria
drill down750.08%OmanOman
drill down680.07%Anonymous ProxyAnonymous Proxy
drill down660.07%SerbiaSerbia
drill down630.06%Costa RicaCosta Rica
drill down590.06%VenezuelaVenezuela
drill down560.06%MaltaMalta
drill down540.06%EuropeEurope
drill down540.06%LithuaniaLithuania
drill down510.05%EgyptEgypt
drill down460.05%MadagascarMadagascar
drill down460.05%EcuadorEcuador
drill down440.05%QatarQatar
drill down410.04%BangladeshBangladesh
drill down370.04%Asia/pacific RegionAsia/pacific Region
drill down350.04%Palestinian TerritoryPalestinian Territory
drill down340.03%El SalvadorEl Salvador
drill down330.03%SloveniaSlovenia
drill down330.03%LuxembourgLuxembourg
drill down320.03%

drill down260.03%GuatemalaGuatemala
drill down260.03%Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
drill down260.03%MoroccoMorocco
drill down260.03%IraqIraq
drill down250.03%Satellite ProviderSatellite Provider
drill down250.03%GeorgiaGeorgia
drill down230.02%GuernseyGuernsey
drill down230.02%LebanonLebanon
drill down230.02%MongoliaMongolia
drill down220.02%Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
drill down210.02%LatviaLatvia
drill down200.02%JamaicaJamaica
drill down200.02%YemenYemen
drill down200.02%Lao People's Democratic RepublicLao People's Democratic Republic
drill down190.02%KuwaitKuwait
drill down190.02%BelarusBelarus
drill down180.02%CyprusCyprus
drill down180.02%MacedoniaMacedonia
drill down170.02%KenyaKenya
drill down150.02%Isle Of ManIsle Of Man
drill down150.02%JerseyJersey
drill down140.01%BelizeBelize
drill down120.01%MaldivesMaldives
drill down120.01%JordanJordan
drill down110.01%ArmeniaArmenia
drill down110.01%AlgeriaAlgeria
drill down110.01%MontenegroMontenegro
drill down110.01%GibraltarGibraltar
drill down110.01%BermudaBermuda
drill down100.01%Moldova, Republic OfMoldova, Republic Of
drill down100.01%TunisiaTunisia
drill down100.01%AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
drill down90.01%CambodiaCambodia
drill down90.01%NigeriaNigeria
drill down90.01%BahrainBahrain
drill down90.01%ReunionReunion
drill down90.01%PanamaPanama
drill down80.01%ChinaChina
drill down80.01%Virgin Island, U.s.Virgin Island, U.s.
drill down80.01%UruguayUruguay
drill down70.01%IcelandIceland
drill down70.01%Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
drill down70.01%ZimbabweZimbabwe
drill down70.01%Bosnia And HerzegovinaBosnia And Herzegovina
drill down70.01%ArubaAruba
drill down70.01%NamibiaNamibia
drill down70.01%NepalNepal
drill down60.01%Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles
drill down60.01%New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
drill down60.01%Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
drill down60.01%Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
drill down60.01%HondurasHonduras
drill down50.01%EthiopiaEthiopia
drill down50.01%BhutanBhutan
drill down50.01%MauritiusMauritius
drill down50.01%AlbaniaAlbania
drill down50.01%BarbadosBarbados
drill down40.00%BahamasBahamas
drill down40.00%Syrian Arab RepublicSyrian Arab Republic
drill down30.00%GuyanaGuyana
drill down30.00%ZambiaZambia
drill down30.00%DominicaDominica
drill down30.00%BoliviaBolivia
drill down30.00%Virgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, British
drill down30.00%CameroonCameroon
drill down30.00%Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
drill down30.00%GambiaGambia
drill down30.00%SudanSudan
drill down20.00%MacaoMacao
drill down20.00%SeychellesSeychelles
drill down20.00%UgandaUganda
drill down20.00%BotswanaBotswana
drill down20.00%GhanaGhana
drill down20.00%AndorraAndorra
drill down20.00%GuamGuam
drill down20.00%GrenadaGrenada
drill down20.00%GabonGabon
drill down20.00%Iran, Islamic Republic OfIran, Islamic Republic Of
drill down20.00%FijiFiji
drill down10.00%AfghanistanAfghanistan
drill down10.00%MalawiMalawi
drill down10.00%HaitiHaiti
drill down10.00%French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
drill down10.00%UzbekistanUzbekistan
drill down10.00%Falkland Islands (malvinas)Falkland Islands (malvinas)
drill down10.00%SurinameSuriname
drill down10.00%Cote D'ivoireCote D'ivoire
drill down10.00%VanuatuVanuatu
drill down10.00%Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
drill down10.00%Libyan Arab JamahiriyaLibyan Arab Jamahiriya
drill down10.00%SwazilandSwaziland
drill down10.00%Turks And Caicos IslandsTurks And Caicos Islands
drill down10.00%Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
drill down10.00%KazakhstanKazakhstan
drill down10.00%MartiniqueMartinique

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