Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sea Watching

From the sea watch hide 05.40-10.00 and 13.45-16.00 with AJG, BB, DW, PT. Thanks to AJG for collating the totals.

Red-throated Diver: 39E 
Black-throated Diver: 1E
Fulmar: 10E
Gannet: 93E 
Brent Geese: 674E including a partly leucistic bird
Common Scoter: 1420E
Velvet Scoter: 3E
Red-breasted Merganser: 9E 
Shoveler: 2E
Garganey: 2E
Oystercatcher: 2E
Curlew: 1E
Whimbrel: 1E
Great Skua: 5E
Arctic Skua: 11E 
Sandwich Tern: 473E
Common Tern: 103E
Little Tern: 3E
Kittiwake: 12E 
Little Gull: 62E
Mediterranean Gull: 1E 2 on sea
Auk sp: 1E 2E

Swallow: 1 in
a Mid morning visit to Scotney found the Long-tailed Duck still on the pit immediately east of the main pit, 4+ Avocet, 2 Little Gulls, 5 Curlews and 2 Egyptian Geese. On Hayfield 3 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Bearded Tits, 10+ Sedge Warblers and a booming Bittern were the highlight of a wander around the reserve. 
The Hume's Leaf warbler is still present in the trapping area per OL.

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