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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 Sea­watch­ing in a north-west­erly can be fan­tas­tic with large num­bers of pass­ing seabirds in­clud­ing Redthroated and Black-throated Divers, Manx, Balearic and Sooty Shear­wa­ters, Gannet, Ful­mar, Com­mon Scoter, Eider, Po­ma­rine, Arc­tic and Great Skuas, Mediter­ranean and Lit­tle Gulls, Black, Sand­wich, Lit­tle and ‘com­mic’ Terns, Ra­zor­bill, Guille­mot and a va­ri­ety of waders.

2 Check the bushes and trees around the old gun em­place­ments for res­i­dent Short-toed Treecreeper, wood­peck­ers, Jay, tits and finches, plus pas­sage mi­grants such as Tur­tle Dove, Black­cap, Chif­fchaff, Wil­low War­bler, Red­start, Tree Pipit, Spot­ted and Pied Fly­catch­ers. Ad­ja­cent fields at­tract loaf­ing gulls, Lap­wings, Grey Par­tridge, Kestrel and Buz­zard.

3 Open fields and scrub around the head­land can sup­port good num­bers of grounded mi­grants such as Wood Lark, Sky Lark, Meadow Pipit, Yel­low and White Wag­tails, Wheatear, Whin­chat, Ring Ouzel, Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Wry­neck and Serin, plus Stonechat, Black Red­start and Yel­lowham­mer. Hun­dreds of hirundines stream over­head, plus Tree Pipit, Grey Wag­tail and it can be good for rap­tors.

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