Tuesday, 24 April 2012


A couple of hours sea watch 08.00-10.00 was rather slow this morning with:
Diver sp.: 1E
Gannets: N/C but small numbers mainly moving west
Common Scoter: 26E
Merlin: 2 in off
W£himbrel: 4E
Arctic Skua: 2E
Little Tern: 1E
Arctic Tern: 1E
Common Terns: c170 off shore
Mediterranean Gull: 1W
Swift: 5 in off
Black Redstart: 1 Singing behind the hide.

 On the reserve 6 Whimbrel by the entrance track. On Burrowes of note 9 Swifts, 20+ Swallows, 10+ House Martins and 2 Wigeon. A northern Wheatear at Christmas Dell. On Dengemarsh 2 Garganey, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and the Bittern could be heard booming.
 Another hours sea watch this afternoon produced 4 Arctic Skuas in one flock, and a few Kittiwake, Gannets, Common and Sandwich Terns.
At the south end of the ARC Pit this afternoon 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers, 14 Yellow Wagtails, 5 White Wagtails and a Little Egret.

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