Monday, 31 March 2014

All at sea!

Another day where the main interest was the sea passage. It would appear that I should have stayed by the sea, instead of looking for non existent passerines around the area, as from Midday for a couple hours it seems off shore passage was heavy.
07.00-10.45                                        14.20-15.20
Red-throated Diver:     54E      8W             3E
Black-throated Diver:    2E
Black-necked Grebe:     2 drifted E
Fulmar:                        5E
Gannet:                      25E
Greylag Goose:                                         2 drifted E
Brent Goose:              767E                      21E
Shelduck:                       1E
Wigeon:                         1E
Shoveler:                      15E                       9E
Pintail: 19E
Teal: 9E
Eider: 11E
Common Scoter:       1,161E                      12E
Red-breasted Merganser: 32E                       2E       1W
Curlew:                           1E
Great Skua:                      1E
Sandwich Tern:              64E                      17E
Kittiwake:                        3E
Wheatear:                        2 around
Redpoll:                           2 in

Harbour Porpoise:         12+ off shore

The Black-throated Diver is still on the New Diggings, at Scotney the Long-tailed Duck still present along with 2 Avocet but little else of note. The Hume's Leaf Warbler and 1w Glaucous Gull still present per DW.
An evening wander around the Hayfields at Dengemarsh can best be described as disappointing.

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