I don’t know what was going on at the Cap de Ses Salines this morning but it was very special indeed. 400 Balearic shearwaters, a few Scopoli’s and then the Gannets started coming through. I am lucky if I see more than 5 in a day there normally, but in our short time there today, we logged 32, all flying west, all adults.
A while later two rare Razorbills flew east and I believe another seven were seen after we left. Apparently, the winds were very favourable.
Later at the salt pans we saw 1 Sanderling, 1 Temminck’s stint, c400 Golden plover flying over and good numbers of Dunlin.
I was lucky enough to be in the company of Krister, a Finnish birder and top man. I must say that being with a much more experienced birder than myself was a delight. I learnt so much. Just wish I could do it more often. He also gave me a copy of his book about birding in Lithuania where he now lives. Looks a good place to visit. Mike