Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Another stormy day!

11,45-13.00 from the fishing boats:

Red-throated Diver: 5W
Fulmar: 17W
Gannet: 248W
Brent Goose: 140E in 3 flocks cutting across The Point behind the boats.
Wigeon: 7W
Turnstone: 6 on beach
Kittiwake: c150W
Guillemot: 17W
Razorbill: 2W
Auk sp: c50W
I am sure I missed many more while taking photo's




Brent Geese cutting high across The Point

 2 Colour ringed Herring Gulls in the small roost by the fishing huts.
A brief stop at the south end of the ARC as the rain set in saw the usual common wildfowl, 2 Great White Egrets and 2 Little Egrets, then the rain set in.
The patch list ended on 223 for the year, not a bad total in a year that was not noted for the number of rarities on the peninsular but will hopefully do better next year. By no means the rarest this year the Alpine Swift and Red-spotted Bluethroat were the stars because of the way they performed.

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