Friday, 30 March 2012

Brents Keep On Coming

Brent Geese are still moving east in good numbers making the bulk of the sea watching records. Where are they all coming from?
Dungeness Sea Watch Hide 0715-1000:                Fishing Boats 1415- 1600
Red-throated Diver: 9E 2w                                     Red-throated Diver: 28E
Gannet: 54E                                                            Black-throated Diver: 1E
Brent Geese: 226E                                                  Gannet: 9E
Shelduck: 2E                                                           Brent Geese: 444E
Mallard: 5E                                                             Common Scoter: 14E
Shoveler: 6E                                                            Red-breasted Merganser: 5E
Common Scoter: 33E                                              Curlew: 6E
Red-breasted Merganser: 9E                                   Sandwich Tern: 83E
Sanderling: 14E                                                       Common Tern: 1E
Mediterranean Gull: 4E
Sandwich Tern: 14E
The reserve was an avian desert today apart from the Long-tailed duck and 4+ Marsh Harriers also little of note on the ARC Pit.

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