Sunday, 19 October 2014


The usual watch from the boats this morning was some what of an anti climax compared to the last few days, though the Gannets were impressive early morning. 
 Brent Goose: 7 W
Common Scoter: 18 W
Red-throated Diver: 1W
Gannet: c1,000 off shore
Arctic Skua: 3 around
Kittiwake: 9 W
Sandwich Tern: 37 W
Common Tern: 1 W
Razorbill: 3 W
Auk sp: 12 W
Starling: 250 in
Goldfinch: 95 W
Chaffinch: 41 in
Linnet: 30 W
Common Seal: 1
Despite there being several 100s of Gulls in the roost beside the entrance track to the reserve, I was unable to find any unusual ones among them. There were several colour ringed individuals present, but they were to faraway to read in the heat haze despite using the 60x zoom. The bushes beside the track held 3+ Ring Ouzels and the Cattle Egret showed fairly well.
The south end of the ARC held 5 Little Egrets and a Great White Egret with another on the New Diggings.
An hour on the beach this afternoon was very disappointing with few Gulls and virtually no passage off shore.  

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