Thursday, 21 January 2016

08.00-10.00 & 13.45-15.15 from the fishing boats, Thanks to BM & MH for collating the numbers.
Brent Goose: 67E
Shelduck: 1W
Teal: 2W
Wigeon: 2W
Common Scoter: 1W
Red-throated Diver: 26E   1W
Great-crested Grebe: Present
Fulmar: 1W   1E
Gannet: 81W
Cormorant: a flock of 235 feeding on a shoal this afternoon
Oystercatcher: 2W
Great Skua: 1 around this afternoon
Little Gull: 1W
Mediterranean Gull: 2W
Kittiwake: 47W
Glaucous Gull: the 1w around
Caspian Gull: the 1w around
Guillemot: 41W
Razorbill: 1,446W
Auk sp: 261W
On the New Diggings of note 2 Black-necked Grebes also 2 more on the ARC with 2 Great White Egrets and 7 Goldeneye there along with several 100s of Gadwall and Teal.
Surprisingly little of note on Burrowes, no Smew or Goosander, even the Long-eared Owl has gone missing. 
At Scotney another 2 Black-necked Grebes at the Kent end. A walk around the back of the farm saw 100s each of Wigeon, Shoveler and Teal also c30 Pintail and 5 Little Egrets but little else of note. 
The Tundra Bean Goose was seen from the double bends at Scotney and the Dartford Warbler was still in the Kerton Road triangle.
 1w Glaucous Gull

 Some of the 1400 Razorbills past the fishing boats today
 The stunning 1w Caspian Gull

I'm hoping it's not fishing line hanging from it's bill!

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