Thursday, 20 March 2014

A few more Migrants.

07.55-08.55 from the sea watch hide, a some what disappointing hour:
Red-throated Diver: 3E
Great Crested Grebe: c35 off shore
Gannet: c15 off shore
Brent Goose: 139E
Common Scoter: 18E
Oystercatcher: 4E
Guillemot: 1E
Carrion Crow: 15 out
Harbour Porpoise: 2
Before I arrived c1100 Brent Geese and 5 Garganey moved east per DW.
2 Black Redstarts were on the Experimental Station and 8 Wheatears, 20+ Meadow Pipits and 2 Skylarks were opposite Jarmans. (PT saw 15 Wheatears there earlier)
On the New Diggings the Black Throated diver still present, on Burrowes 3 Garganey(2 drakes and a duck) associating with Shovelers and Teal, also 2 red head Smew there. By the entrance track the Pink footed Goose associating with some Greylags and a Great White Egret.
Early afternoon at Scotney of note, 2 Avocet, 14 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, a Grey Plover, 2 Little Egret and 56 Wigeon.
 Mid afternoon by the fishing boats Herring Gull M8HT still around. Very little of note on the sea apart from a flyby from the 1w Glaucous Gull.
 Late afternoon from Hanson a posing Great Crested Grebe, 5 Goldeneye and 2 Marsh Harriers were noteworthy.

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