Thursday, 5 May 2016

A few Poms!

A long and sometimes frustrating sea watch today 05.30-18.05. As news of flocks of Pomarine Skuas to the west came through, the wind at Dungeness moved from SE to NE. Typically not long after I left through hunger and cold Nick Green ( had  a flock of 19 past.
Common Scoter: 352E
Long-tailed Duck: 1E
Red-breasted Merganser: 1E
Red-throated Diver: 4E
Black-throated Diver: 2E
Great Northern Diver: 4E
Great-crested Grebe: 17 around
Fulmar: 8E    1W
Gannet: 297E   19W
Great White Egret: 1 out
Oystercatcher: 13E
Whimbrel: 14E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 21E
Knot: 25E
Sanderling: 19E
Dunlin: 1E
Great Skua: 1E
Arctic Skua: 11E + 1 o/s (10DP, 2LP)
Pomarine Skua: 15E  (2-07.10, 1-07.20, 1-11.45, 4-13.08, 2-14.55, 2-15.55, 3-17.21)
Little Gull: 25E
Kittiwake: 73E
Little Tern:20E
Sandwich Tern: 290E
Common Tern: 537E
Arctic Tern: 4E
Black tern: 3E
Guillemot: 1E
Auk sp: 32E  3W
Swallow: 22 in
Harbour Porpoise: 5+
Grey Seal: 1

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