Yet another dull, damp miserable day on the peninsular. A late start at The Point this morning, a light S.E wind was blowing but it did nothing to improve the sea passage.
09.15-10.15 with MH
Brent Goose: 38 up
Red-throated Diver: 2 down
Gannet: 16 down 6 up
Kittiwake: 17 down
Auk: 14 up
On the ARC south end from the causeway, 2 Goosander, a Bittern, a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, c100 Gadwall, c50 Shoveler and 4 Pintail.
3 Black-necked Grebes, Scotney.At Scotney the 3 Black-necked Grebes at the Kent end and the 1w drake Scaup at the Sussex end.
The 2 Mink taken through glass from Scott hide.
While sitting in Scott hide this afternoon watching the Smew, a loud screaming from underneath the hide startled me, it sounded just like a Rabbit being attacked by a Stoat so I thought no more of it. A minute later 2 dark shapes dashed up the bank through the brambles, at the top I could see they were Mink and took a quick snap through a dirty glass window of them. I left the hide to see if I could get a better look, one of them disappeared under the hide the other ran across the path into the reeds, reappearing seconds later and running off down the path towards Makepeace hide.
By the track from Scott-Makepeace.
Coot with a Perch
A brief visit by the Kingfisher
Another Perch about to go down head first.