Sunday, 15 December 2013


08.30-10.30 from The Point all west unless stated otherwise:
Red-throated Diver: 38
Fulmar: 3
Gannet: 46
Common Scoter: 69
Mediterranean Gull: 1
Kittiwake: c200 feeding off shore with 100s each of Common Gulls and Black-headed Gulls
Auks: 2,915 vast majority of which were Guillemots.
The 1w Caspian Gull was again roosting near the fishing boats.
1w Great Black Backed Gull
ad Yellow-legged Gull  playing with a pebble.
At the south end of the ARC still c200 Gadwall but no sawbills. A great White Egret could be seen on New Diggings from the causeway.
On the reserve another Great White Egret from Makepiece and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad + 3w) along with good numbers of the common wildfowl.
On Walland the 37 Bewick Swans still from Caldecott Lane.
Once again the reed bed I watch for Harriers roosting scored a zero, but at least 5 Great White Egrets were on the marsh. 

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