Saturday, 23 January 2016


As I drove across the causeway this morning a Black-necked Grebe was at the northern end of the New Diggings. Meeting up with SO at the observatory we walked out into the trapping area where we came across a Common Snipe, a Woodcock, 4 Long-tailed Tits with Blue and Great Tits, a pleasant walk but little else of note seen. 
1w Little Gull
The sea was quiet this morning from the at the fishing boats this morning, apart from the 1w Little Gull. At the sea watch hide a few Auks, Red-throated Divers and the Little Gull again. On the perimeter fence a female Black Redstart was fly catching with a couple of Pied Wagtails.
 Mick and Richard getting up close to the 1w Glaucous and 1w Caspian Gull this afternoon!
13.45-15.30 From the fishing boats:
Brent Goose: 43E
Red-throated Diver: 3W
Great-crested Grebe: present
Gannet: 96W
Cormorant: present
Black-headed Gull: 1500+ W
Kittiwake: 84W
Caspian Gull: regular 1w bird present throughout
Glaucous Gull: regular 1w bird present throughout
Guillemot: 14W
Razorbill: 336W

Auk sp: 134W

A short video of the 1w Glaucous Gull can be seen HERE . A video of the 1w Glaucous Gull with the 1w Caspian Gull can be seen HERE 
 1w Glaucous Gull

1w Glaucous Gull and the 1w Caspian Gull.

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