Monday, 22 February 2016

Constant Drizzle!

Yesterdays Harrier count at the airport had just 2 birds coming in to the roost, but 14 Little Egrets and a Great White Egret flew over at last light, also 2 Common Snipe and 2 Jack Snipe were seen on the way to the watch point.
JZ235 Great Black Backed Gull a Dungeness regular in the puddles this morning.
 The seemingly now resident 1w Glaucous Gull this morning
Yet another thoroughly miserable day on the peninsula, constant drizzle with a light Northerly wind. 
Brent Goose: 11W
Red-throated Diver: 273W     6E
Great-crested Grebe: N/C
Gannet: 6W    3E
Turnstone: 8 on beach
Kittiwake: 9W
Yellow-legged Gull: 1  3w on beach
Glaucous Gull: 1 the regular 1w bird on the beach
Guillemot: 1W
Auk sp: 1W
A walk from the ARC car park up to The Pines saw of note a Common Snipe, 3 red-head Smew and a Bittern.
 3cy Yellow-legged Gull in front the fishing boats this morning
On Burrowes the Slavonian Grebe still, the drake and 3 redhead Smew, 10+ Goldeneye also 2 Long-eared Owls behind the dipping pool.
Drake Goldeneye from Makepiece
Back at the fishing boats this afternoon 14.15-15.45 with JW
Red-breasted Merganser: 2W
Red-throated Diver: 112W
Great-crested Grebe: 851 in 1 sweep from the fishing boats feeding on calm sea.
Gannet: 55W
Cormorant: c200 on sea
Oystercatcher: 1W
Kittiwake: 19W
Glaucous Gull: still on the beach
Guillemot: 12W
No sign of the 1w Caspian Gull today.

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