Monday, 4 April 2016

A late start at the sea watch hide for me this morning but still a reasonable watch 08.15-09.50:
Brent Goose: 495E
Common Scoter: 194E
Eider: 3E
Red-breasted Merganser: 2E
Red-throated Diver: 37E
Black-throated Diver: 1E
Great-crested Grebe: present n/c
Fulmar: 1E
Gannet: 4E
Cormorant: present n/c
Arctic Skua: 1E
Kittiwake: 3W
Little Gull: 13E
Mediterranean Gull: 2 around
Sandwich Tern: 63E
Common Tern: 2E

On the New Diggings 4 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Slavonian Grebes. On the Boulderwall Pools still 3 Smew 1 drake, 3 Little Egrets and Great White Egret.
 1w Iceland Gull Scotney back pit. bird sat in middle honest!
At Scotney late morning 19 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 3+ Yellow Wagtails, 7+ Corn Buntings, a Black Redstart and a 1w Iceland Gull of note.
 Yellow Wagtail, Scotney.
 Going for quantity not quality Steve!
An afternoon sea watch from the fishing boats was slow.
Brent Goose: 5E
Common Scoter: 5E
Red-throated Diver: 30E
Gannet: 7E     2W
Oystercatcher: 1E
Kittiwake: 2E    1W
Sandwich Tern: 24E
Linnet: 1 in
Harbour Porpoise:  2+
Herald moth my 1st of the year in the Plodland MV last night