Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Skuas and Wagtails

From The Point this morning:
Red-throated Diver: 1E 
Balearic Shearwater: 1W
Gannet: C 150W
Common Scoter: 11E  12W
Knot: 15W
Turnstone: 3 on beach
Kittiwake: 1 juv off shore
Arctic Skua: 11+W also 1 which landed on the beach
Sandwich Tern: c100Common Tern: c25
 At The Patch 1 Black Tern, 1 Little Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gulls among the usual Gulls and Wheatear on the sea wall on the way back.
 At the ARC from Hanson The Pectoral Sandpiper still present, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, c100 Golden Plover, 6 Little Egrets, a Bar-headed Goose among the Greylags, 1 Hobby and c300 Sand martins over the pit.
 Round the Tower Pits of note 20+ Chiffchaffs, 4 Common Whitethroats, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 100+ Sand Martins and 2 Marsh Harriers.
 At Dengemarsh of note 2 Marsh Harriers, a flock of c100 Linnets and 20 Greenfinches and 50+ Yellow Wagtails on the newly ploughed fields.
 The summer plumaged Red-throated Diver still on the pit behind the caravan park.
With north westerlies forecast for tonight and tomorrow an early start for the ferry to Calais and a sea watch at Cap Gris Nez tomorrow. 

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