Birder's diary - 7.05

Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
 
May 7th
The morning was relatively quiet at Cape Põõsaspea, very few migrating waterfowl were on the move. Surprisingly the most numerous species turned out to be the velvet scoter, during a few hours nearly 700 individuals flew towards northeast. But while we saw 54 Arctic skuas in Kihnu within a few hours yesterday morning then at Cape Põõsaspea only one skua joined the migration.
In the evening  I checked the Sutlepa sea. There was no one remarkable among the waterfowl. At Saare manor however 500 sand martins were busy. Sand martin flocks as large as this are not often seen nowadays. As new species I saw a swift and a sedge warbler was singing in the reeds here. My 2012 year list now has 224 bird species.


 

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