Wednesday, 17 August 2016

First thing this morning at the ARC from Hanson hide of note 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Golden Plover and a Dunlin among c100 Lapwing and many feral geese. A Hobby was chasing the 100s of Sand Martins over the pit. On Burrowes of note 5 Common Sandpipers, a Ruff, a Knot, 2 Dunlin, and a Ruff.
An hours sky watching from Plodland produced 2 Common Buzzards, a Hobby, a Kestrel, a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk, also 3 Yellow Wagtails over.
 Great Black Backed Gull
This afternoons sea watch from the fishing boats joined by AJG 14.00-15.55:
Common Scoter: 9E
Gannet: 1E
Cormorant: 3 around
Oystercatcher: 1E
Arctic Skua: 4+      1 LP + 3 DP together
Caspian Gull: 1 juvenile
Sandwich Tern: 47 into Lade Bay most carrying fish
Common Tern: 18 o/s
Sand Martin: 192 N
Harbour Porpoise: 10+

Harbour Porpoises

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