Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Pomarine Skuas fly-by Dungeness

Five Pomarine Skuas close to the first buoy at Dungeness

Seawatching from Dungeness this spring has been very rewarding. The annual migration of Pomarine Skuas can be a hit and misss a fair, but good weather, good light, and a dollop of good luck has brought Pomarines reasonably close to shore. With high pressure and north - north easterly winds, the channel has a become a super-highway of birds moving North including Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Grey Plover, Common and Velvet Scoters, Whimbrel, Divers and Skuas.

Bar-tailed Godwits
Bar-tailed Godwits, Sanderling, Turnstone and Grey Plover


Clare Gillatt said...

love the Poms - wish they would come up the Humber a little more regularly

Lee Dingain said...

Hi Nick,

Good to meet you on Monday evening. Very nice blog and a great pom photo, I'm very envious and I need to get back to Dunge very soon. I managed a few OK shots that day -