Sunday, 3 April 2016

A stop off at the New Diggings on the way to the beach saw 3 Black-necked Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe among the Coot.
07.45-11.40 from the sea watch hide
Brent Goose: 681E
Shelduck: 7E
Pintail: 9E
Shoveler: 2E
Teal: 2E
Eider: 1E
Common Scoter: 413E    1W
Red-breasted Merganser: 20E
Red-throated Diver: 35E
Black-throated Diver: 7E
Fulmar: 6E
Gannet: 62E     2W
Great Skua: 1E
Arctic Skua: 7E
Kittiwake: 12E
Little Gull: 40E
Mediterranean Gull: 4E    +  2 x 1w on The Patch
Sandwich Tern: 131E
Common Tern: 17E
Auk sp:  11E
Harbour Porpoise: 4+

The reserve was busy but 5 Smew including 1 drake were still on the Boulderwall Pools as was 3 Little Egrets and a Great White Egret. 10+ Little Gulls were on Burrowes, also still 4+ Goldeneye hanging on.
Late afternoon 4 Wheatears opposite Jarmans.

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