Thursday, 25 October 2012


A busy morning sea watching from the fishing boats this morning.With much needed help from TG, DW, BB, AB counting the finches moving east over the beach.

Red-throated Diver: 7w
Black-necked Grebe: 1 drifted west
Gannet: c40 off shore
Brent Geese: 112w 6E + 1 Pale bellied w
Common Scoter: 113w 6E
Merlin: 1 over beach
Sparrowhawk: 1 over beach
Curlew: 1E
Dunlin: 1E
Turnstone: 6 on beach
Bonxie: 2w
Guillemot: 6w 4E
Raorbill: 4W 2E
Auk sp: 412w
Sandwich Tern: 14 off shore
Kittiwake: 17w
Mediterranean Gull: 8w
Glaucous Gull: 1 on beach
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 on Beach
Swallow: 75
House Martin: 5
Skylark: 3 in
Meadow Pipit: 17 E
Redwing: 1 in
Chaffinch: 20E
Goldfinch: 3460E
Linnet: 277E
Redpoll: 16E
Siskin: 4E
Harbour Porpoise: 3+ offshore

1 of 3 on Burrowes Pit
On the ARC from Hanson of note 150 Golden Plover, 2 Marsh Harriers and 6 Swallows. In the Willow Trail 3 Goldcrests and 2 Chiffchaffs.
On the reserve 3 Great White Egrets showing well on Burrowes Pit (shame about the light) and the usual wild fowl.

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