Sunday, 10 April 2016

Pied Flycatcher!

 White faced Brent Goose!
With a South Easterly blowing the usual suspects and myself arrived early at the sea watch full of expectation, we weren't disappointed.
Brent Goose:  875E
Shelduck: 3E
Pintail: 7E
Shoveler: 23E
Teal: 4E
Common Scoter: 1,022E
Velvet Scoter: 2E
Red-breasted Merganser: 7E
Red-throated Diver; 7E  1W
Black-throated Diver: 1E
Great Northern Diver: 1E
Great-crested Grebe: present n/c
Fulmar: 7E
Gannet: 55E
Cormorant: present n/c
Kestrel: 1 male  out
Oystercatcher: 1E
Arctic Skua: 5E  all DP
Mediterranean Gull: 6E
Kittiwake: 1E
Sandwich Tern: 1,039E
Common Tern: 189E
Guillemot: 1E
Auk sp:  23E   5W
Linnet: 21 in
Harbour Porpoise: 7+
Grey Seal: 1
Pied Flycatcher north end of the Long Pits.
At north end of the Long Pits a superb Pied Flycatcher was found by Sean O'donnell, also there 2+ Common Redstarts, several each of Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, a Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler and a Stoat.
On the New Diggings still 2 Slavonian Grebes and a Black-necked Grebe. A White Stork flew over the reserve seen only by a lucky few. 
Another slower sea watch this afternoon 13.40-17.00 numbers kindly collated by AJG.
Brent Goose: 4E
Shoveller: 8E
Common Scoter: 321E   4W
Red-breasted Merganser: 2E
Red-throated Diver: 1E
Gannet: 12E    2W
Whimbrel: 4E
Sanderling: 5E
Dunlin: 2E
Knot: 1E
Great Skua: 1E
Mediterranean Gull: 3 around
Yellow-legged Gull: 1  2w around
Kittiwake: 2E
Sandwich Tern: 136E
Common Tern: 33E
Guillemot 1E
Auk sp 21 down
Swallow 1 in
Linnet 7 up

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