Tuesday, 9 April 2013

All at Sea!!

A photograph cannot convey the spectacle of migration
A brilliant sea watch today in the company of AJG, JRHC, MH, and RJ 05.55-15.30:
Thanks to AJG for collating the totals:

Red throated Diver 474 E
Great crested Grebe 30+ off shore
Red-necked Grebe 3 E, 1 W
Fulmar              12 E
Gannet            198 E
Greylag Goose    1E
Brent Goose     3179 E
Common Scoter  8240 E
Velvet Scoter      2 E
Mallard               10 E
Shelduck              2 E
R B Merganser       151 E
Shoveller          117 E
Pintail              210 E
Teal                   90 E
Gadwall             33 E
Wigeon             31 E
Scaup                 2 E
Tufted Duck       3 E
Curlew              35 E
Whimbrel            2E
Spotted Redshank 1 In
Dunlin                135 E
Knot                      6 E
Sanderling            1 E
Ringed Plover      3 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 9 E
Avocet                  2 E
Grey Plover          7 E
Oystercatcher     27 E
Bonxie          1 E
Meditteranean  Gull 2 W
Sandwich Tern 38 E
Common Tern 108 E
Little Gull 24 E
Kittiwake 8 E
Auk sp 24 E
M/Pipit 4 in
Skylark 4 coasting
Goldfinch 2 in
Peregrine, Resident male chased off an immature male
Harbour Porpoise: 4+ off shore
 On the land 2+Ring Ouzel and a fall of Goldcrests and Robins on The Point. At south end of the ARC still 10 Smew (2 drakes), 3 Goldeneye, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Gt Wt Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harriers over and a few dabblers.
At the tower a Garganey and the first Sedge Warbler per PT.

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