Friday, 15 March 2013


09.30-10.45 from the seawatch hide rain with strong SW wind.
Red-throated Diver: 132E
Red-necked Grebe: 1E
Great-crested Grebe: 100+ off shore
Gannet: 62E
Fulmar: 1E
Brent Goose: 62E  3W
Eider: 4E all ad drakes
Bonxie: 1E
Auks: 136E   26W
On the ARC Pit from Hanson very few wildfowl the best being 3 Goldeneye and a single Great White Egret.
From the causeway 2 Great White Egrets on New Diggings and another at the south end of the ARC also 5 red head Smew and a Ringed Plover.
The biggest flock of Eider I have seen in a long while.
Back at the beach this time from the fishing boats 12.15-13.30:
Red-throated Diver: 24E    7W
Great-crested Grebe: 100+ off shore
Gannet: 27E
Brent Goose:  31E
Eider: 20E    single flock  16 drake 4 duck
Kittiwake: 16 off shore
Little Gull: 1 off shore
Auks: 148W   37E   mainly Guillemots

At Scotney little of note. On windswept Walland once again no sign of the Bewick or Whooper Swans but still plenty of winter thrushes.

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