Sunday, 26 September 2010

Good seawatch at Reculver

In a strong NNW wind a 2 hour seawatch (8.45-10.45) from the Tower produced 32 Bonxies, 11 Arctic Skuas,1 stunning  juvenile Sabines Gull, 274 Gannets some very slose inshore, 1 Shelduck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 62, Wigeon, 3 Brent Geese, 40+ Dunlin and 6 Grey Plover. 1 Bonxie came in overhead of the tower (see photo). Unfortunately the Sabines was just to far photograph but gave great scope views.
On land around the tower migrants were noticeably absent but i did find the confiding Snow Bunting, a Rock Pipit and a Wheatear also a Marsh Harrier quartering the fields with 30+ hawking Swallows. Then the promised rain swept in obliterating the Swale and the fields.

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