Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Fog and Sun

Very slow sea watch 08.00 till the fog rolled in at 08.35 from the sea watch hide:
Red-throated Diver: 9E
Gannet: 8E
Common Scoter: 4W
Kittiwake: 3E 2W
Sandwich Tern: 9E 6W
Harbour Porpoise 2
Due to the fog I moved to the ARC Pit which was also very quiet with 1 Little Egret, 12 Goldeneye, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier.
On the reserve also quiet but very warm with huge swarms of midges round Burrowes Pit, where a Ruff was on one of the islands, the seemingly ever present Long-tailed Duck and a Common Buzzard stirring up the Gulls. A pleasant hour at Hookers viewing ramp enjoying the warm sunshine listening to the Bittern booming and another fly through, Bearded Tits pinging, Water Rails squealing, a pair of Great-crested Grebes in front the mound, Cetti's Warblers in full voice, up to 4 Marsh Harriers displaying, a Sparrowhawk dash through, 4 Curlews over and 7 feral Snow Geese that flew into Dengemarsh fields.
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