08.30-09.30 from The Patch hide with RW:
Greylag Goose: 2W
Common Scoter: 2E
Red-throated Diver: 3E 8W
Great-crested Grebe: 5 on
Gannet: 67W 25E
Mediterranean Gull: 4E
Auk sp: 210E 430W
Harbour Porpoise: 1
Next a visit to the reserve to look at Burrowes from Dennis's, but being half term it was a very short visit, the car park filled very quickly so I went for breakfast and got some domestic stuff done.
An afternoon visit to The Patch was disappointing, 6 Reed Buntings feeding along the perimeter fence being the highlight. Back on the reserve there was now 52 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, but no sign of yesterdays colour ringed birds, so I assume they are migrating through. The drake Smew was reported as still being present. The 4 Cattle Egrets were still around Boulderwall/horse paddocks, also the Whooper Swans have not departed and were feeding in their usual Kale Field late this afternoon.
I have put my moth trap out this evening more in hope than expectancy.
Cattle Egrets at Boulderwall this afternoon