Sunday, 30 November 2014

Back to the Murk!

 Late Swallow at Scotney!
A very murky morning started with the Cattle Egrets sitting on the roof of the cow shed viewed from my balcony, then downstairs for a full English.
At Scotney a late Swallow hawking over the main lake and a Kingfisher by the conveyor. From the layby the 2 usual feral Barnacle Geese flocks with c600 Greylags and few each of Golden Plover and Lapwing. 
 Bedraggled in the mist!
On the reserve 4 Great White Egrets on Burrowes and 2 more at Boulderwall. c500 Wigeon on Burrowes, 20+ Pintail but little else of note.
At the ARC 2 Bewick Swans resting on the lake was the highlight. In the Willow Trail 3 Chiffchaffs with the Long-tailed Tit flock.
This afternoon on the beach with Mick and Richard a 1w Caspian Gull, a 2w was seen before I arrived. In the roost an adult Yellow-legged Gull.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Long Distance Twitching!

A glorious November day and I spent most of it gardening. A tweet from SM that 2 Cattle Egrets were just 200yds away from me, had me running up the stairs and out on the balcony, I lifted the bins and there by the cattle shed were the 2 Cattle Egrets, the closest I have had them from the house. I then drove the 200 yds down the road, turned the car around and pulled up on the verge, using it as a hide one of the Egrets came very close. From the way they were eating dung flies I'm sure they will hang around a while. Thanks Stephen for the timely tweet.   

Friday, 28 November 2014


This mornings sea watch carried on where yesterdays finished, very slow. DW and BM for an hour between 08.05-09.05.

Gadwall: 5 on sea?
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 down    1 up
Red-throated Diver: 9 down    3 up
Fulmar: 2 down
Gannet: 6 up
Merlin: 1 around
Kittiwake:  9 up  7 down
Guillemot: 2 down    1 on sea
Razorbill:  8 down    5 on sea
Auk sp: 18 down
I have changed the direction of sea passage to up channel and down channel to keep the purists happy. 
 I spent the rest of the day on Walland Marsh plodding along the Green Lanes, where Fieldfare seemed to be in every Hawthorn along with smaller numbers of Blackbirds and Song Thrushes, but just 4 Redwing. I came across several flocks of Chaffinches and Goldfinches, also Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings, Tree Sparrows but no Brambling. Several Marsh Harriers were seen, 2 Common Buzzards and 2 Sparrowhawks. In the Kale field immediately south of Old Romney the single Bewick Swan has been joined by 4 more all adults.
Late afternoon at one of the Harrier roosts, 2 Marsh Harriers roosted but no Hen Harriers.

Whoops! an expensive repair 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Snow Bunting!

07.45-08.45 from near the fishing boats: 
Common Scoter: 3 W
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 W
Red-throated Diver: 9 W
Gannet: 11 W
Kittiwake: 4 W
Auk sp: 17 W
Not the most inspiring hours watch, though I have had many poorer ones at Widewater.
A wander along the beach and around the sea containers found only a couple of Pied Wagtails, a glance out to sea saw a smart drake Eider fly by close inshore.
 The superb male Snow Bunting at Greatstone today!
When I left The Point I decided I'd have a walk along the Greatstone Dunes to The Varne and back to see if any Snow Buntings had settled in the dunes. Parking opposite Romney Sands Caravan Park I met OL, after a brief chat I set off NE along the beach. As the tide was out any waders were just dots on the horizon, after walking about a mile seeing just a couple of Pied Wagtails and a couple of Meadow Pipits I spotted a superb male Snow Bunting. It was promptly flushed by lady with a Scottie dog, fortunately it flew around and landed in more or less the same spot. The lady and her Scottie dog walked to a few feet from it, sat down, then started to read a magazine totally unaware the Bunting was only few feet away. She was completely perplexed by my photographing it.  

On the reserve at least 8 Great White Egrets, the 3 red head Goosander an adult Yellow-legged Gull but little else of note.
At Scotney I walked the cycle path the length of the main lake, the 2 feral flocks of Barnacle Geese still present along with 100s each of Lapwing, Golden Plover and Wigeon, 16 Dunlin, 8 Redshank, 7 Little Egrets and a couple of Marsh Harriers of note.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Great White Egrets!

Looking out at another Gloomy but windless day while eating a full English, I decided I'd have long wander around the fields at the back of Scotney GP. I even left the camera at home as the light was poor.
I checked out the main lake first which was covered in the common wildfowl but I could see nothing unusual. Checking the flood from the lay by there was no sign of yesterdays Little Stint or the Dunlin just 5 Redshank in the flood. On the turf 100s of Lapwing and Golden Plover, as well as 100s of grazing Wigeon and 2 flocks of feral Barnacle Geese.
Parking at the entrance to Scotney Farm, as I walked up the road 2 Kingfishers flashed across it and by the conveyor belt a Green Sandpiper flushed from the ditch, which also held 4 Little Egrets.
In the farmyard a mixed flock of 60+ Chaffinches and House Sparrows were feeding on spilt seed but no Bramblings. On the pit behind Scotney main pit 4 more Little Egrets, 36 Shelduck, 100+ Shoveler, 150+ Mallard which seemed strange with amount of shooting here abouts, also 2 Avocet.
In the set aside strips and fields a superb flock of 120+ Corn Buntings, c40 Skylarks and large flocks of Goldfinches and Linnets, with a few Greenfinches also 8 Egyptian Geese including the leucistic individual. As I wandered further out I saw more Corn Buntings, a flock of 100+ Tree Sparrows, also many Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings but not a single Yellowhammer. In the bushes a few Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Robins 3 Fieldfare and 6 Stonechats. Surprisingly I saw few raptors, a single Common Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harriers and a single Sparrowhawk terrorising the Pied Wagtails in the farm yard. With the amount of passerines in the fields it looks ideal for a Hen Harrier or 2, though considering the parlous state of the British breeding population its not surprising none were present. It makes me angry just thinking about the rogue game keepers and estate owners, I could go into a ranting diatribe but there are plenty more bloggers out there who can do it far more eloquently than I ever could.
This afternoon on the reserve I met DB and family who spotted an adult Caspian Gull on Burrowes also 3 Goosander. Between us we counted a minimum of 11 Great White Egrets before I checked the ARC, where from the screen there was another feeding in its usual spot making a minimum of 12 at Dungeness today. A Cattle Egret was also still present per PB and MH.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Snow Buntings!

I joined AJG this morning for a very poor sea watch after half an hour we'd had enough:
Shelduck: 1 W
Red-throated Diver: 2 W  + 1 on sea
Gannet: c12 around
Kittiwake: 2 W
Auk sp: 63 W
As we were getting into our cars 6 finches flew by 3 of which were rather chunky, once in the bins it was obvious they Snow Buntings with 3 Goldfinches. The Buntings alighted on the beach and I snapped a long distance record shot, I turned my back on them because of the strong easterly wind to make a quick call, by the time I looked back they were gone, probably NE towards Greatstone.
A snap shot of the 3 Snow Buntings.
I parked at the ARC and had a quick look from Hanson and the Screen, but the strong easterly wind made viewing very uncomfortable with very little to see apart from a Great White Egret and a few of the commoner wildfowl.
Wandering from the ARC to the back of Hookers and some way up the Lydd footpath to view the Geese, I only found Greylags and Canada's, by the path a couple Stonechats, a Cetti's Warbler and squealing Water Rails. I then wandered out to Springfield Bridge then back down to Makepeace seeing nothing of note, then along to Dennis's where a couple of Great White Egrets were the highlights, then back up the entrance track to the ARC car park, a long plod with very little to show for it, no doubt I'll do it all again in the near future.
This afternoon at Scotney a Little Stint with c 20 Dunlin and a Redshank on the flood, also the feral Barnacle Geese still there.
Late afternoon on Walland in the drizzle I watched 3 Marsh Harriers go to roost, also myriads of Lapwing and Golden Plover (2-3,000 of each) being flushed by shooters. Fieldfare numbers appear to have dropped but they may have already gone to roost before I arrived.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Plodding around!

After scraping the ice off the windscreen for the first time this winter, I drove to the fishing boats arriving the same time as AJG where we spent 08.00-09.00:
Brent Goose: 5 W   1 E
Common Scoter: 7 W
Red-throated Diver: 3 W 4 E 
Great Northern Diver: 1 W
Merlin: 1 over
Kittiwake: 1 W
Sandwich Tern: 1 off shore
Auk sp: 6 W
Stock Dove: 49 W
 Firecrest in trapping area
A mid morning wander around the trapping area found a minimum of 4 Firecrests moving around with a couple Tit flocks, joining them a few Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs, while Water Rails seemed to be calling all around.
On the New Diggings from the causeway 4 Great White Egrets and 3 Little Egrets.
Short-eared Owl back of Lydd airport
From the Screen hide of note a Great White Egret, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Bearded Tits, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and Water Rail .
A late morning early afternoon plod around the Gorse ridges behind Lydd airport was hard work. In the Gorse I only found several Wrens, Robins, Dunnocks and Blackbirds, but a Short-eared Owl quartering the rough at the back of the airport made the plod worthwhile, a Common Buzzard sitting on the mirrors and a Marsh Harrier was also seen. By the Water Tower a Black Redstart was feeding around the compound.
This afternoon on the reserve from Makepiece in the company of MH 3 Goosanders, 2 Black-necked Grebes were the highlights among the many wildfowl present.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Not a bad day!

After a lay in I arrived at the fishing boats as AJG and BM were leaving, I quickly joined them when they told me how little they had seen in an hour there. We had a wander around the trapping area seeing a few Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs, but best of all a Woodcock flushed my first this year.
Driving back across the causeway 5 Great White Egrets and 3 Little Egrets could be seen on the New Diggings.
On Walland Marsh a single Bewick Swan with some Mutes at Old Romney, at Hawthorn Corner 200+ Fieldfare, 15+ Tree Sparrows at Midley. 
 Bewick Swan
This afternoon On the ARC from The Screen 4 Goldeneye and 2 Great White Egrets of note, but no sign of any Slavonian Grebes or the Smew.
From the entrance track to the VC, 5 Greater White-fronted Geese with Canada Goose flock, also a Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Kingfisher.

 Caspian Gulls
Staring into the gloom from Makepiece I saw 2 adult Caspian Gulls, 2 Goosanders, a Black-necked Grebe of note, also all the usual common wildfowl. No sign tonight of the Cattle Egrets coming to roost.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


A 40 minute watch from the fishing boats this morning was very slow with 2 Great skuas the highlights. A wander around the boats and sea containers was equally unproductive.
On the reserve 3 Goosanders on Burrowes with a minimum of 7 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, a Black-necked Grebe, also many each of the common wildfowl.
From Dengemarsh 2 Cattle Egrets, c50 Golden Plover, 3 Marsh Harriers and 2 Curlew of note. Water Rail and Cetti's Warblers were calling all round the reserve, a Great Spotted Woodpecker was by Scott Hide, 2 Tree Sparrows and a Sparrowhawk by Dennis's. On ARC from the Screen the red head Smew, a Slavonian Grebe, 2 more Great White Egrets and the usual wildfowl.
Late afternoon on Burrowes from makepiece 2 Cattle Egrets were flying into the the Cormorant roost, but veered off at the last moment and flew the length of Burrowes across the New Diggings and into the Sallows at the south end of the ARC to roost.   

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Snow Bunting!

 Brent Geese passing the fishing boats!
Not the most enthralling morning sea watch but just about kept us interested:
07-10- 10.30 + an hour this afternoon:
Brent Goose:  c500 W
Wigeon: 12 W
Teal: 3 W
Eider: 6 W
Common Scoter: 8 W    2 E
Red-breasted  Merganser: 15 W  3 E
Red throated Diver: 22 W
Slavonian Grebe: 1 on sea
Fulmar: 1 W
Gannet: c 30 o/s
Oystercatcher: 43 E
Knot: 1 E
Dunlin: 3 W
Great Skua: 1 E
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Little Gull: 5 W
Kittiwake: 14 W
Guillemot: 1 down
Razorbill: 13 down
Auk sp: 138down
Sandwich Tern: 1 o/s
Black Redstart: 1 around
Snow Bunting: 1 around
 Black Redstart looking arty!
This afternoon on the reserve I just missed the adult Caspian Gull being watched from the VC. From Makepiece of note, 3 Cattle Egrets came into roost with the Cormorants, 2 red head Goosanders, a Black-necked Grebe, 3+ Marsh Harriers, 4+ Great White Egrets, 3 Dunlin and good numbers of the common wildfowl. The 2 Slavonian Grebes and the red head Smew were reported on the ARC,
 Goosander in front of Firth
The Harwich lifeboat powers past the fishing boats!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Little Gulls & Divers

 An hour at the fishing boats first thing this morning with AJG, in gloomy virtually windless conditions, seemed a very long hour with little moving. We did not take much persuading to retire to the observatory for a cup of tea. On the way 3 Black Redstarts were performing by the track to the obs. A short walk out to the trapping area was cut short by the arrival of the rain though we did see a few Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs, 4 Fieldfares and lots of Robins. After a cup of tea and putting the world to rights, the wind picked up and the rain eased, AJG went back out into the trapping area while I drove down to the fishing boats. On arrival the rain became torrential for a few minutes. As the rain cleared I let the car window down and the first bird was a Great Northern Diver flying high c200 yds off shore, then the sea seemed full of birds. I watched with AJG and DW till 12.10 when I had to attend an appointment but was back at 14.05 til 16.00 joined by MH and AJG. 
 1 of 3 Black Redstarts by the track to the observatory this morning
Dark-bellied Brent Goose: 12 W
Pale-bellied Brent Goose: 1 W
Teal: 2 E      2 on sea drifting west
Eider: 1 drake on sea then flew W
Common Scoter: 20 W   2 E
Red-breasted Merganser: 3 W
Red-throated Diver: 27 W    2 on sea
Black-throated Diver:  7 W
Great Northern Diver: 1 W
Gannet: 91 W
Great Skua: 5 W
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Little Gull: 402 W
Kittiwake: 201 W
Auk sp: 22 W

On the reserve at least 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Great White Egrets and 2 Slavonian Grebes per MH.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

November Gloom!

A typical gloomy November day with a light south easterly breeze which did not produce much movement at sea. In 2 vigils today from the fishing boats 07.30-09.00 & 14.15-15.45 in the company of AJG who kept the log. The majority of of todays sightings were in the morning session:
Common Scoter: 16 W
Gannet: 245 W
Black-throated Diver: 2 W
Red-throated Diver: 5 W
Merlin: 1 in
Oystercatcher: 4 E
Great Skua: 2 W
Pomarine Skua: 2 W
Mediterranean Gull: 9 W
Kittiwake: 7 W
Guillemot: 4 W
Auk sp: 15 W
Goldfinch 15 down
Pintail from Hanson
On the ARC from Hanson 2 Slavonian Grebes and the red head Smew still, 6 Goldeneye and the usual wildfowl. A wander around the Willow Trail found of note 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 fly over Redpolls, 2+ calling Cetti's Warblers and several calling Water Rails.
Around the pines a Firecrest, 10+ Song Thrushes, Sparrowhawk and c200 Golden plover were seen flying distantly.
From Springfield Bridge 2+ Cattle Egrets could be seen distantly, also a Great White Egret and several Bearded Tits in the ditch. By the chicken sheds 2 Black Redstarts.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cattle Egrets

A half hour sea watch this morning produced of note:

Red-throated Diver: 1 W + 1 on sea
Gannet: 45+ fishing off shore
Pomarine Skua: 1 W
Kittiwake: 5 W
A wander around the sea containers looking for passerines found just 2 Wrens.
On the ARC from the causeway a Smew, a Slavonian Grebe, 3 Godeneye, a Great White Egret and a Marsh Harrier.
From Dennis's hide 5 Great White Egrets could be seen in front of the visitor centre and 2 Marsh Harriers over the Oppen Pits. From the entrance track at Boulderwall c150+ Golden Plover in the fields with c250 Lapwing. 
A wander up to the pines in the rain found 4 Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff and several calling Cetti's Warblers. By the time I got back to the car the rain had really set in, so I went home for breakfast.
2 of 3 Cattle Egrets present in the hay fields
This afternoon a plod from Boulderwall to Springfield Bridge and back saw 2 Stonechats and a Common Buzzard by the coral, a Kingfisher at Hookers, also a Firecrest in the Tit flock there. On Dengemarsh another Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret and 2 more Marsh Harriers. In the Hayfields 3 Cattle Egrets unfortunately flushed as the farmer moved the cattle. Also a Pipit flushed that I thought was a Water Pipit appeared to drop into the bottom of Hayfield 3 but couldn't be found again.
Late afternoon another look for the Pipit drew a blank but 2 late Swallows flew through.    

Friday, 14 November 2014

A short day!

Due to domestic stuff I didn't get out till 11.00  and had to finish early. When I got out I went straight to the ARC Hanson hide where the smart Slavonian Grebe was still present as was the red head Smew and a Great White Egret along with usual wildfowl. In the Willow Trail a Firecrest, 5+ Goldcrests and 4+ Chiffchaffs with the Tit flock.

12.00-14.45 from the concrete road with AJG:
Brent Goose: 5 W
Shelduck: 4 W
Shoveler: 2 W
Common Scoter: 31 W   2 E
Red-breasted Merganser: 15 W
Red-throated Diver: 3 W
Gannet: 653 W
Dunlin: 93: W
Knot: 1 W
Grey Plover: 8 W      8 E
Great Skua: 1 W
Arctic Skua: 1 W
Pomarine Skua: 1 W
Mediterranean Gull: 1 E    1 W
Kittiwake: 154 W
Little Gull: 10 W
Guillemot: 1 W
Razorbill: 1 W
Auk sp: 11 W
It seems moments after we left a Grey Phalarope appeared per NG and PT.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The sea produces the birds again!

Due to internet problems no post yesterday, but apart from being a 5 Grebe day(Little, Black-necked, Slavonian, Red-necked and Great-crested Grebe) it was fairly quiet.
 Grey Phalarope off the fishing boats today
Sea watching today produced as follows. Thanks to AJG and MH for helping to collate the numbers.

Brent Goose: 6 W  8 E
Velvet Scoter: 7 W single flock
Red-breasted Merganser: 8 W
Red-throated Diver: 8 W
Gannet: 207 W
Sparrowhawk: 1 out
Curlew: 2 W
Grey Phalarope: 1  settled on sea for a minute or so then flew back east
Pomarine Skua: 7 W
Mediterranean Gull: 30 W
Common Gull: 168 W counted in first hour
Little Gull: 15 W
Kittiwake: 192 W
Sandwich Tern: 1 W
Guillemot: 3 W
Razorbill: 12 W
Auk sp: 30 W
Wood Pigeon: 16 W
Skylark: 1 in  7 out
Meadow Pipit: 4 W
Goldfinch: 1,510 W
Linnet: 15 W
Grey Seal: 1
Juv. Pomarine Skua past the fishing boats today
While I was watching 2 Great White Egrets at the south end of the ARC today DB was watching 5 on Burrowes Pit making at least 7 around the reserve. From Hanson the 2 Slavonian Grebes still present, also the red head Smew.
While on Burrowes the Black-necked Grebe still and the 2 Cattle Egrets still with the cattle in the Dengemarsh area.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


With a brisk SE wind blowing this morning hopes for a good sea watch were high, unfortunately it was not quite as lively as hoped.
07.05-08.05 from the fishing boats with BM and AJG who also collated the numbers:
Shelduck: 1 W
Wigeon: 2 W
Teal: 3 W
Common Scoter: 3 W
Gannet: 61 W
Fulmar: 1 W
Dunlin: 6 W
Great Skua: 2 W
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Kittiwake: 32 W
Auk sp: 56 W
Razorbill: 1 W
Starling: 160 in
Stock Dove: 6 W
A wander around the sea containers towards the lifeboat station found A Black Redstart, a Robin and a Wren.
At the south end of the ARC a Black-necked Grebe and a Great White Egret, also another Great White egret on the New Diggings from the causeway.
At Scotney c250 Golden Plover by the double bends and the usual flock of feral Barnacle Geese but little else of note. In the fields by Dengemarsh Road another flock of c250 Golden Plover and 2 Egyptian Geese.
 A visit to Dengemarsh with MH saw 2 brief flights of a Bittern, a Great White Egret dropped in and a Marsh Harrier but little else, on the way out by the coral we spotted the 2 Cattle Egrets which then flew towards Dengemarsh. From Dennis's Hide 2 more Great White Egrets, 4 Little Egrets and 3rd year Yellow-legged Gull of note.
An hour in Hanson with MH this afternoon saw the 2 Slavonian Grebes, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Black-tailed Godwit of note. By the hide 4 Goldcrests and a Water Rail.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Thunderstorms bring in the Slavonian Grebes!

After a night of non stop thunderstorms I arrived at the fishing boats at c08.45, it was still raining, just not quite so hard. After 15 minutes I'd logged just a handful of Gannets and Kittiwakes tooing and froing, when yet another thunderstorm rolled in from the channel cutting visibility to zero.
 Goldcrest Dengemarsh Gully
After another breakfast the rain had eased a little. I drove down the rough track which is now a lake to Dengemarsh Gully. In the Gully a single Goldcrest and several Blackbirds and Robins also a small flock of Linnets.
 Scruffy Slavonian Grebe ARC
I went onto the reserve this afternoon to check out the Gull roost which I found to be non existent, My hope of checking the roosting Gulls from Makepiece were dashed when I went into Dennis's hide and could see that the islands in front of Makepiece were just about submerged.
Late afternoon over the road on the ARC from Hanson a scruffy looking Slavonian Grebe was showing quite well in the gloom. Scanning the wildfowl flock which was constantly being harassed by 2 Marsh Harriers, I found another Slavonian Grebe, a much smarter looking individual, also 5 Goldeneye and on the margins 2 Great White Egrets. I was just about to leave as it was now almost dark, when presumably yesterdays Red Head Smew swam out of the reeds. 
 Smart Slavonian Grebe ARC
Red Head Smew at dusk ISO 2000

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Another learning curve!

 Pomarine Skua
 Pomarine Skua
07.10- 11.00 AJG,DW and Paul thanks to AJG for collating the numbers:

Brent Goose: 4 W
Wigeon: 3 W
Shoveller: 13 W
Common Scoter: 22 W
Red throated Diver 1 down
Gannet: 758 W
Great Skua: 11 W
Pomarine  Skua: 6 W
Arctic Skua: 4 W
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Kittiwake: 247 W
Sandwich Tern :1 W
Auk sp: 21 W
Razorbill: 9 W
Guillemot: 1 W

Goldfinch: 208 W
Due to domestic stuff the sea watch was all I managed today.
What I believed at first to be an abherrant Long-tailed Skua is probably an Arctic Skua. When the photo is zoomed right in on the tail the central tail feathers are in fact pointed making it an Arctic. Many thanks to DW for his research.

Friday, 7 November 2014

4 Skua Day!

A day of torrential rain at times and strong southerly veering to Westerly winds, meant that sea watching was the only viable birding to be done. Although there was not a huge passage of sea birds, there was definitely enough quality to keep me entertained, with a Grey Phalarope, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua and some Pomarine Skuas and more besides.  
Grey Phalarope at the fishing boats

08.00-10.45 and 13.10- 16.05 from the fishing boats with DW,AJG,MH,BM,PT
Brent Goose: 151 W   4 E
Shelduck: 2 W
Wigeon: 23 W
Teal: 6 W
Shoveler: 10 W
Pintail: 24 W
Common Scoter: 167 W
Red-breasted Merganser: 3 W
Red-throated Diver: 1 W  1 E
Gannet: 614 W
Sanderling: 2 W
Knot: 1 W
Bar-tailed Godwit:  3 W
Grey Plover: 10 W
Grey Phalarope: 1+ lingering
Great Skua: 5 W   1 E
Pomarine Skua: 5 W
Long-tailed Skua: 1 juv  W  at 14.55
Arctic Skua: 1 w
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Kittiwake: 193 W
Little Gull: 2 W
Guillemot: 7 W
Razorbill: 12 W
Auk sp: 103 W
Grey Phalarope at the fishing boats