Sunday, 30 March 2014

Steady Sea Watch

07.40-10.40 from the end of the concrete road with The Joker and JC:
Red-throated Diver:            97E     7W
Black-throated Diver:            4E
Fulmar:                                5E    2W
Gannet:                              43E
Brent Goose:                     494E
Shelduck:                              2E
Teal:                                    21E
Garganey:                              5E
Red-breasted Merganser:       23E
Common Scoter:                816E
Velvet Scoter:                       5E
Merlin:                                 1+ hunting off shore giving a spectacular display.
Curlew:                              22E
Oystercatcher:                      7E
Ringed Plover:                      1E
Sandwich Tern:                  56E
Kittiwake:                            5E
Little Gull:                           1E
Mediterranean Gull:             5E
Glaucous Gull:               usual bird on beach
Auk sp:                              3E     2W
Harbour Porpoise:              2+ off shore
Long-tailed Duck, Scotney.
Early afternoon at Scotney 2 Little Ringed Plovers at the new pit, the Long Tailed Duck was on the first pit east of the main pit, 3 Black-necked Grebes, an Avocet, 7 Redshank, 8 Ringed Plovers and 3 Little Egrets on the main Pit.
Mid afternoon ½hr watch from the concrete road was slow with just 30 Common Scoter E, Red Throated Diver 4E 2W, 6 Sandwich Terns feeding off shore and 65 Brent Geese E as I finally left the beach. 

The 1W Glaucous Gull was once again performing impeccably this afternoon as I chatted with Mick and Richard. I now have 100s of images of this bird, I just cant resist taking more as it shows so well. Pity the Wheatears aren't so obliging.

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