Wednesday, 25 November 2015

L.E.Owl and a Gull!

An uninspiring watch this morning 08.00-09.00 from The Point:
Brent Goose: 1 NE
Common Scoter: 6 NE
Red-throated Diver: 14 NE
Gannet: 14 NE  46 SW
Cormorant: 478 came out of the bay
Turnstone: 6 around
Kittiwake: 7 SW
Guillemot: 2 around
Auk sp: 15 NE       4 SW
Starling: 130 in
From the sea watch hide with Phil B. 2 Little Gulls and a Mediterranean Gull over The patch, a juvenile Pomarine Skua drifted past and 2 Peregrines around.
 On the reserve more or less the first bird I spotted through the visitor centre window was 65P5 the Polish ringed 1w Caspian Gull. From Makepiece Hide 2 red head Smew, 4 Goosander (1 drake) and the usual wildfowl. At Hookers 2+ Bearded Tits, Great White Egret and 2 Marsh Harriers. While there we were told about a Long-eared Owl showing at the back of the dipping pool, which we duly saw. Well done to the couple that spotted it. On the way Raven, Green Woodpecker and Stonechats were seen.
 Bearded Tits

Long-eared Owl  at the dipping pool.
This afternoon I went back to the beach for another sea watch but was distracted by a gorgeous adult Caspian Gull.
 Adult Caspian Gull

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