Friday, 17 April 2015


Another day of cold blasting North Easterlies producing another poor sea watch:
06.00-08.30 with DW and AJG who kindly collated the numbers:
Brent Goose: 3 E
Shelduck: 2 E
Common Scoter 103: E
Red-breasted Merganser: 9 E
Fulmar: 9 E
Gannet: 76 E
Whimbrel: 4 E
Oystercatche:r 11 E
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Great Skua: 1 E
Sandwich Tern: 57 E
Common Tern: 27 E
Kittiwake: 1 W
Swallow: 2 in
 Great Black Backed Gull giving the Dogfish the coup de grace!
 Whimbrel beside the road near Jarmans.
Long range shot of Black-winged Stilts and 2 of the 6 Garganey.
At Dengemarsh 2 Black-winged Stilts were found by MH, also there of note 6 Garganey, 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, a Peregrine, 4 Marsh Harriers, 4+ Bearded Tits, many Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers, Cetti's Warblers and Bittern booming.
On the Hayfields 5+ Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshank, a Snipe & 5+ pairs of Lapwing. 

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