Friday, 5 April 2013

Another thoroughly miserable day!!

08-15-10.00 from an empty sea watch hide in rain/sleet and snow and strong north easterly winds:
Red Throated Divers: 204E
Great Crested Grebe: 76 on sea
Fulmar: 9E
Common Scoter: 11E
Red Breasted Merganser: 4E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1E
Sandwich Tern: 1E
Kittiwake: 65E
Auks: 19E
Harbour Porpoise: 2+
It was still raining hard when I left the hide, by the time I reached the car I was very wet and some what fed up with this thoroughly miserable weather.
From the comfort of a warm car on the causeway 14 Smew(1 drake) was the only birds of note on the ARC. 2 Great White Egrets still on New Diggings.

Driving back across the marsh still plenty of Winter Thrushes and on the fields opposite Midley Barn 27 Ruff with c100 Golden Plover and c100 Lapwing.
As I will be in Portsmouth for the weekend for family stuff I have no doubt that the sea watching at Dungeness will be brilliant and the reserve will be full of rare and scarce migrants.

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