Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Bonxie day record for Dungeness

A superb day long sea watch mainly from the hide 06.30-17.00:

Red-throated Diver: 7E
Black-throated Diver: 24E
Diver sp.: 2E
Fulmar: 28E 22w
Manx Shearwater: 65w
Gannet: 814E   381w
Brent Geese: 108E
Eider: 6E
Common Scoter: 428E
Whimbrel: 7E
Arctic Skua: 53E
Great Skua: 267E   A day record for Dungeness
Mediterranean Gull: 3E
Kittiwake: 27E  5w
Sandwich Tern: N/C  Several hundred off shore and past
Common Tern: N/C  several hundred off shore and past
Auk sp.: 8+



Arctic Skua

Black-throated Divers


  1. Clearly i need to do some seawatching I have never seen a skua.!!

  2. very impressive Martin, very atmospheric pics too. I wish now I'd stopped and looked out to sea on my way to work but it was so rough it was all I could do to stay on my bike!

  3. Captured the feel of the day Martin, I should get there more often.