Monday, 16 February 2015

No real change!

Last evenings Egret roost was a little disappointing after recent days. 8 Great White Egrets, 22 Little Egrets and 2 Cattle Egrets. A Merlin flashed over the New Diggings and c1500 Starlings put on an impressive pre-roost aerial display. 
This morning was very foggy so I didn't leave home til gone 09.00.
09.20-11.20 from The Point with poor visibility and the accompaniment of the Fog Horn.
Brent Goose: 107 up
Shelduck: 3 down
Red-throated Diver: 61 up    13 down
Gannet: 51 down  15 up
Oystercatcher: 10 up
Auk:  6 down   2 up
Skylark: 4 down

On the New Diggings 2 Black-necked Grebes, 6 red-head Smew and a Great White Egret, over the road on the ARC 2 red head Goosander, 4 red-head Smew and 3 Marsh Harriers of note.

Scotney GP still holds the drake Scaup and 3 Black-necked Grebes, but once again no sign of any wild geese.

On Walland Marsh the wild Swan herd still at Horsebones Farm, Tree Sparrows could be found at the usual sites.  
Late afternoon 10 Avocet on the Cormorant Island at the ARC.

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