Thursday, 21 November 2013

A reasonable seawatch

A sea watch from The Point this morning being joined by BM:
07.45- 09.30:
Red-throated Diver: 10W    3E
Great Crested Grebe: N/C
Gannet: 87W   42E
Brent Goose: 18W   3E
Mallard: 11W
Gadwall: 6W
Teal: 355W
Wigeon: 186W
Shoveler: 9W
Common Scoter: 18W    9E
Goldeneye: 2W
Red-breasted Merganser: 1W
Goosander: 1W
Dunlin: 45W
Little Gull: 1W
Kittiwake: 26W      19E
Mediterranean Gull: 6W    1E
Guillemot: 2W    3 on sea
Auk sp: 7W
At south end of the ARC 3 Goldeneye, c200 Pochard and Marsh Harrier were of note.
A great White Egret could be seen on New Diggings from the causeway.
In the Willow Trail a Chiffchaff and a couple of Water Rails squealing. From Hanson while sheltering from the rain 4 Little Egrets, a Great White Egret and another Marsh Harrier with very few of the common wildfowl. 
On the reserve from the comfort of the visitor centre another Great White Egret and good numbers of the common wildfowl. 
In a quick look at Scotney I was unable to find the Long-tailed Duck.

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