Another slow, cold sea watch this morning 06.10-08.10 from the sea watch hide, with BB and AJG who kindly collated the numbers:
Brent Goose: 241E
Common scoter: 12 E
Red-breasted Merganser: 3E
Red-throated diver: 14E
Peregrine: 1 around
Mediterranean Gull: 5 around
Black Redstart: 1 around
The ARC and New diggings from the causeway yielded 3 Goldeneye of note among the small numbers of wildfowl that remain. Even the Marsh Harriers were keeping there heads down in today's bitterly cold northerly wind.
The main lake at Scotney saw little of note just the usual common wildfowl. The 2 Cattle Egrets were still frequenting the fields around Brickwall Farm.
Colour ringed Ring Plover. Yellow over Green over pale Green.
This afternoon still 2 White Wagtails among the mixed flock of alba wagtails and Reed buntings. On Hayfield 3 2 Great White Egrets, a single Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 4 Redshank, a Lapwing and 4 Ringed Plovers one of which was colour ringed. At the moment it looks like it possibly may be one from the Chichester harbour scheme.
Late afternoon at the fishing boats a 1w Caspian Gull briefly but nothing off shore.