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.

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