Tuesday, 25 September 2012

25 September 2012 Beachy Head Overcast with blustery showers SW 8

Decided to go to Birling to do a sea-watch from 07.05-08.35 and were joined by Chris Ball. We also visited Hodcombe and Belle Tout wood but other areas were blown out with the gale force wind.

Met Office view
The weather system affecting the UK has two low pressure centres, one in the North Sea and the other near the North Yorkshire coast. The isobar pattern is very tightly packed over eastern Scotland, where severe gales have been reported. Rain along the many fronts and troughs has been very heavy and persistent in places.

Red Throated Diver 1 E
Fulmar 1
Manx Shearwater 1 E
Gannet 75 E
Brent Goose 1 W
Common Scoter 6 E & 2 W
Merlin 1 probable E out to sea
Arctic Skua 1 juv. E
Common Tern 2 E
Arctic Tern 1 E
Auk Sp. 2 E

Migrant Hawker 2
Common Darter 6