Thursday, 29 October 2015

I do like to be beside the seaside!

A steady passage of Kittiwakes today
3 sessions at the fishing boats today with AJG, SG & KR. 06.30-08.30, 09.30-10.30, 13.50-16-20
Brent Goose: 23E   22W
Gadwall: 1W
Pintail: 15W
Shoveller: 10W
Common Scoter: 142W
Great-crested Grebe: 7 around
Red-throated Diver: 8W
Black-throated Diver: 1W
Gannet: 1,086W
Cormorant: c40 around
Dunlin: 9W
Turnstone: 4 on beach
Pomarine Skua: 2W
Arctic Skua: 1W
Mediterranean Gull: 13W
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 on beach
Kittiwake: 1,226W
Sandwich Tern: 40W
Guillemot: 187W
Razorbill: 18W
Auk sp: 49W
Swallow: 1 out
Pied Wagtail:12W
Skylark: 4W
Starling: 14 in
Goldfinch: 240 out
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 2+
c60 Common Scoter
The Dusky Warbler was still present and still as skulky in the windy conditions. No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler or much else in the lighthouse garden today.
On the reserve 4+ Great White Egrets and 2 Black-necked Grebes also the leucistic Bittern per MH & SG. In the gull roost by the access track 3 Caspian Gulls (DW) and at least 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. 
A tatty Palpita vitrealis only my second
Mottled Umber first for me (Scarce here)

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