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!

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