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.

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