An hours sea watch from the fishing boats this morning was very slow, seeing of any note 27 Sandwich Terns, 1 Little Gull, 2 Turnstones and c200 Goldfinches over. Many Gannets could be seen very distantly.
At Scotney very little of note in the strong winds. The feral Barnacle Goose flock was still present and several hundred Wigeon were hunkered down.
|A squall at the ARC today (spot the Glossy Ibis)|
In 2 visits to the ARC the Glossy Ibis still strutting around the islands, also present the long staying Curlew Sandpiper, a Grey Plover, a Greenshank, a Dunlin, 2 Goldeneye, a Red-crested Pochard, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Great White Egret. As I was about to go into the hide a second time, a Long Tailed Tit flock came across the path with a 2 Chiffchaffs and a Yellow Browed Warbler, disappearing into the Willow Trail. I relocated the Yellow Browed Warbler further down the Willow Trail but promptly lost it again in the gale blown Sallows.