Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Waders and Wildfowl!

I joined DW at fishing boats this morning and later joined by RS: All West unless otherwise stated.
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Manx Shearwater: 1
Gannet: c150
Common Scoter: 265
Velvet Scoter: 2 (Minutes before I arrived)
Long-tailed Duck: 1
Wigeon: 39
Merlin: 1 around
Arctic Skua: 3+
Great Skua: 5
Little Gull: 1
Kittiwake: 2
Mediterranean Gull: 1
Sandwich Tern: 155
Guillemot: 2
Razorbill: 2
Auk sp: 12
Swallow: 52 out
Grey Wagtail: 1 out
Goldfinch: c1,800 out
Linnet: c150 out
Siskin: c20 out 

At the ARC from Hanson the Glossy Ibis still wandering around the islands, joined by a Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 5 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshanks, a Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 6 Common Snipe, c100 Golden Plover and c150 Lapwing. A Bittern gave a close fly by view, a Red-crested Pochard was roosting on and island along with good numbers of dabblers being occasionally flushed by a Marsh Harrier.  
 By the track to the reserve a Wheatear, 2 Stonechats and in the gull roost a colour ringed Great Black Backed Gull and a colour ringed Herring Gull both too distant to read.
On Burrowes Pit, 2+ Great White Egret, 9 Little Egrets, 4 Black-necked Grebes, a Little Stint, a Ruff, a Greenshank, 4 Common Snipe and all the usual wildfowl and Marsh Harriers.
Late afternoon at Scotney very few birds, the exception being the feral Barnacle Geese and a Marsh Harrier.

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