Monday, 14 December 2015

With S to SE winds forecast this morning, a small group of locals gathered at the fishing boats with high expectaions and enjoyed a reasonable couple of hours sea watching with much banter.
08.00-10.00  with AJG, DW, MH, CP,
Brent: 43E          2W
Shelduck: 14W
Wigeon: 10W
Teal: 12E     12W
Common Scoter: 3W
Goosander: 1 in
Red-breasted Merganser: 9W
Red-throated Diver: 37W    4E
Fulmar: 1W
Gannet: 95W    14E
Dunlin: 34W
Sanderling: 9W
Turnstone: 4 on beach
Oystercatcher: 2W   1E
Great Skua: 1W
Kittiwake: 45W
Guillemot: 43W
Razorbill: 7W
Auk sp:  14W    5E
Grey Seal: 1

A new 2w Caspian Gull in the beach roost late morning 
On the Reserve the Long-eared Owl was missing today, 5 red head Smew could be seen on Burrowes and the usual wildfowl along with at least 2 Kingfishers, Great White Egrets on New Diggings, ARC, Dengemarsh and Christmas Dell along with the usual Marsh Harriers.
JZ582 Great Black-backed Gull at the puddles this afternoon
Highlight of a half watch from the boats was a Black-necked Grebe flying west.
Brent Goose: 17E
Red-throated Diver: 9W
Black-necked Grebe: 1W
Gannet: 17W
Guillemot: 12W
Auk sp: 5W

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