Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A Grey Morning at Dunge

Caspian Gull

This morning by the road to fishing boats the Caspian Gull posed unlike the Glaucous and Yellow Legged Gull which buried themselves in the middle of the roost.
Off shore 738 Great Crested Grebes and 284 Cormorants were impressive, 112 Red Throated Divers moved SW in an hour as did 48 Common Scoter, 2 Red Breasted Mergansers and 2 Eider also many Auks, while good numbers of Gannets and Kittiwakes were feeding off shore.
At the ARC 3 red head Smew were at the southern end from the causeway and from Hanson 1+ Great White Egret, 2+ Marsh Harriers several hundred Lapwings were on the diminishing islands, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin and much increased numbers of Wigeon and Teal.

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