Monday, 15 April 2013

A Trickle of Migrants

Sea watch totals from the hide 05.40-09.10 thanks to AJG for collating them:
Red throated Diver 127 E
Gannet 147 E
Fulmar 3 E
Brent Goose 315 E
Eider 22 E
Pintail 2 E
Scoter 624 E
Velvet Scoter 13 E
Red Breasted Merganser 7 E
Oystercatcher 16 E, 5 W
Curlew 2 E
Great Skua 2 E
Arctic Skua 4 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 off shore
Little Gull 2 E
Sandwich Tern119 E
Common Tern 66 E
Carrion Crow 63 in
Swallow 6 in

In the bushes around the point 2 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Northern Wheatears, 4+ Chiffchaffs, 4+ Willow Warblers, 4+ Goldcrests, 6+ Firecrests, 2 Black Redstarts, c20 Linnets and 2 Swallows over.
A report of a possible Dotterel over the reserve heading towards the hayfields found only several Ringed Plovers, 1 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, several Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Brent Goose, and another Wheatear.
A Great White Egret and 2 Little Egrets were of note at the south end of the ARC.
Another watch from the fishing boats 14.20-15.30:

Red Throated Diver: 74E
Gannet: 5E
Brent Geese: 2E
Red Breasted Merganser: 3E
Common Scoter: 14E
Turnstone: 8 on beach
Arctic Skua: 2E
Kittiwake: 4+ odd shore
Common Tern: 10+ off shore
Sandwich Tern: 10+ off shore
Swallow: 1 in

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