Friday, 29 January 2016

Enough birds to keep the interest going on another windy morning at the fishing boats, which fortunately afforded some shelter from the wind and occasional drizzle.
08.10-11.00 with BM and DW.
Brent Goose: 3W    24E      
Red-breasted Merganser: 1W
Red-throated Diver: 1E   1W
Great-crested Grebe: several birds present
Fulmar: 11W
Gannet: 62W
Cormorant: present in the usual numbers
Mediterranean Gull: 7W
Caspian Gull: 1W a new bird
Kittiwake: 249W
Guillemot: 128W
Razorbill: 29W
Auk sp: 75W
Grey Seal: 1W
With little coverage due the weather the only news from the reserve was of a Slavonian Grebe and 4 Smew on Burrowes,
At a very windswept Scotney very few Geese. Just 2 Ring Plover on the sward with a few Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails. The Herring Gull island was awash but a few hatdy birds were still on it.
Back at the beach early afternoon the regular 1w Caspian Gull was showing well in the puddles and the 1w Glaucous Gull was in the roost behind the fish hut, by now the rain had set in, time for a cup of tea.

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