Monday, 10 February 2014

Little Gulls

07.40-09.40 from the fishing boats with DW being joined by PT and Barney.
Red-throated Diver: 39w 6E
Fulmar: 9W
Gannet: 1W
Common Scoter: 101W
Turnstone: 31 on beach
Oystercatcher: 2W
Little Gull: 6W
Kittiwake: 144W
Mediterranean Gull: 6W
Auks: 97W
Common Seal: 1 
Probably the first time I have only seen 1 Gannet in 2 hours there.
A Black-throated Diver was still on New Diggings, at Scotney the Long Tailed Duck was in its usual spot at the Kent end, also there 5 Little Egrets, 4 Ringed Plovers and a Marsh Harrier of note. 
 This afternoon at The Patch 13+ Little Gulls and 5+ Mediterranean Gulls among 1,000s of the commoner Gulls.
Adult and 1w Little Gull at The Patch.
Late afternoon on the reserve from Firth Hide, 2 red head Smew among 100s of the common wildfowl. At 16.36 the Glossy Ibis came into roost in the bushes between Firth and Makepiece. 

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