Monday, 16 December 2013

More Guillemots!

A sea watch from the fishing boats with DW 07.40-10.10:
Red Throated Diver: 115W
Great Northern Diver: 1W
Diver sp: 1  (GND or BTD)
Gannet: 27W
Brent Goose: 8E
Teal: 1W
Common Scoter: 59W
Knot: 1W
Kittiwake: 482W
Yellow Legged Gull: 2 off shore
Guillemot: c8,000W  Probably and under estimate. For the first 20 minutes they passing quicker than I could count approx 5,000.
 In the Gull roost an adult Caspian gull and another Yellow legged Gull.
Ad Caspian Gull near the fishing boats.
The large Gadwall flock still at the south end of the ARC. A Great White Egret on New Diggings viewed from the causeway, at least another 4 around the reserve today per PB.
I had a look at Burrowes with the joker this afternoon, little was seen from Dennis's Hide so we moved on to Firth and Makepiece in the rapidly growing gloom. There were large numbers of wildfowl on the lake but we were unable to find the Smew and Goosanders seen earlier, in the gloom I totally underwhelmed him by pointing out 2 adult Yellow Legged Gulls bathing just before we left for home.  

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