Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Another Brilliant Sea Watch!

Arctic Skua & Guillemot
After an early morning dental appointment I arrived at the fishing boats to find a small expectant gathering. With gale force southerlies no one was disappointed: Many thanks to MH,CP,OL,BM,RP for all the help collating the numbers:
08.10-12.30 & 13.30-15.30:
Brent Goose:1165E
Shelduck: 14W
Wigeon: 10E  4W,
Common Scoter: 1W
Red-throated Diver: 51W
Great-crested Grebe: c100 on sea
Fulmar: 21W
Sooty Shearwater: 3W
Gannet: 1,163W
Cormorant: c200 around
Oystercatcher: 9E
Sanderling: 1W
Dunlin: 5W
Turnstone: 2 around
Great Skua: 17W
Arctic Skua: 1W
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 adult around
Caspian Gull:  regular 1w bird
Little Gull: 12W
Kittiwake: 574W
Sandwich Tern: 1W
Guillemot: 1,104W
Razorbill: 3W
Auk sp: 63W
Grey Seal: 1
Driving back across the causeway 3 Great White Egrets sheltering on the New Diggings. The Long-eared Owl still behind the dipping pool today per PT.
Little Gull
Distant Bonxie with Guillemot
The regular 1w Caspian Gull cruising along the shore line

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