Recent Sightings September 2020
17 Sept: Overcast in a very low levanter cloud in light easterly winds.
16 Sept: Low levanter cloud with slight rain at times in a moderate easterly wind. At least 20 Booted Eagles and single Short-toed Eagle and Sparrowhawk seen over the Rock in the morning. Flocks of Bee-eaters and Swallows were also seen.
15 Sept: Low levanter cloud over the Rock in overcast skies. Winds moderate easterly. Two Sparrowhawks and about 12 Booted Eagles flew in towrads the Rock in the morning. Large numbers of Cory's Shearwaters feeding off Europa Point where a feeding frenzy of Tuna and Dolphins had gathered. Also nine Shags heading towards Governor's Beach to roost. A Grey Wagtail was heard at the Botanic Gardens.
14 Sept: Easterly winds with low levanter cloud continues. Two Whimbrels were seen at Camp bay, and a Nightingale was heard calling at Rosia Bay. About 10 Booted Eagles were observed over the Rock.
13 Sept: Fresh easterly winds with levanter cloud over the Rock, clearing in the afternoon to give some sunny spells. A Whimbrel and two Yellow Wagtails were seen at Camp Bay, and the first Cormorant of the season was perched on a fence on the western end of the runway. there were plenty of Booted Eagles with a few Short-toed Eagles flying over the town and Rock in the morning, but no counts were made.
12 Sept: Easterly winds with low levanter cloud continues. The Cattle Egret still remains at Europa Point seen feeding on grasshoppers, lizards and beetles.
11 Sept: Levanter cloud over the town and harbour in fresh easterly winds. A Grey Wagtail was seen at Camp bay, and a Scops Owl flew into a house at Eliotts Battery residential area and was released soon after. Two Ravens were present on the rubble mound on the east side of the Rock.
09 Sept: Levanter cloud with fresh easterly winds. A Pied Flycatcher was present at Commonwealth Park, and a Common Sandpiper was observed at Rosia Bay. The Cattle Egret was still present at Europa Point, and a juvenile Shag was seen on the rocks at Seven Sisters.
08 Sept: Easterly winds with low levanter cloud continues. A flock of six Bee-eaters were seen over the Botanic Gardens.
07 Sept: Fresh easterly winds with levanter cloud over the town and harbour. A Grey Heron was seen in the harbour, and a Cattle Egret was observed feeding around the Europa Point area.
06 Sept: Levanter cloud with fresh easterly winds. A single Booted Eagle was seen over town.
04 S3ept: Easterly winds with low levanter cloud continues. A Robin was observed at Montagu Gardens, and two Booted Eagles were seen over town.
03 Sept: Levanter cloud over the Rock. Winds fresh easterly. A Robin landed on a terrace close to Loreto School. Probably a migrant.