Thursday, 24 March 2016

A few Migrants!

Sea watching today 07.20-09.30
Brent Goose: 1,165E
Teal: 8E
Gadwall: 2E
Common Scoter: 43E
Eider: 1E
Red-throated Diver: 24E       1W
Great-crested Grebe: 4E          5 on sea
Fulmar: 2E
Gannet: 33E     3W
Cormorant: present
Oystercatcher: 5E
Kittiwake: 1E
Sandwich Tern: 1W
Auk sp: 2E
Carrion Crow: 2 in
Harbour Porpoise: 3+
1 of 3 Woodcocks flushed from the scrub
In the scrub and bushes around The Point some migrants at last, 12+ Firecrests, 5+ Goldcrests, 6+ Chiffchaffs and 3 Woodcocks. Several Wheatears were reported, I managed to miss them all.
2 Black-necked Grebes still on the New Diggings. On Dengemarsh a Great White Egret, a Bittern briefly and the usual Marsh Harriers, in the fields 7 Barnacle Geese and 2 Egyptian Geese and no sign of any of the Wheatears reported there.
This afternoon sea watch was very slow:
14.00-16.00 from the turning circle: with a merciful break to twitch a Spoonbill on Boulderwall Pool where 2 Peregrines were seen along with a red head Smew.
Brent Goose: 360E
Red-throated Diver: 4E
Gannet: 3E
Guillemot: 1E
The Plodland MV caught 6 Hebrew Characters and 4 Common Quakers.

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