Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Law of Sod!!!!!

As I predicted with me in Portsmouth this weekend the spring sea migration at Dungeness kicked off big time. Yesterday was good but today was exceptional.
Today's totals below: 05.50-15.20 with thanks to AJG for the info.

Red throated Diver 3171 up   A record day total for Dungeness!
Black-throated Diver 9 up
Great Northern Diver 1 up
Fulmar 55 up
Gannet 443 up
Brent Goose 5612 up
Scoter 1166 up
Velvet Scoter 13 up
Eider 24 up
Merganser 18 up, 2 down
Shelduck 18 up
Wigeon 8 up
Pintail 8 up
Shovellor 8 up
Teal 5 up
Gadwall 1 up
Marsh Harrier 2 in
Common Buzzard 1 in
Peregrine 1 about
Curlew 159 up
Whimbrel 1 up
Oystercatcher 41 up
Sanderling 3 up
Knot 9 up
Auk sp113 up
Little Gull118 up
Kittiwake 202 up
Med Gull c25 around?????
Sandwich tern 455 up
Meadow Pipit 6 in
Carrion Crow 2 in
Herring Gull 1 albino
Black Headed Gull and Herring Gull: many 1000s feeding off shore and on the beach.

No doubt tomorrow when I am back at Dungeness things will be back to normal. Hey ho!!!!!!!

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