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.

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