Tuesday, 22 November 2016

07.45-09.45 from the fishing boats joined by OL.
All down channel unless stated otherwise:

Common Scoter:                298
Velvet Scoter:                        2
Red-breasted Merganser:      1
Red-throated Diver:              6
Great-crested Grebe:           17
Fulmar:                                  3
Gannet:                              317
Cormorant:                       c500 around
Oystercatcher:                        2 up
Pomarine Skua:                      1
Black-headed Gull:             Present n/c
Mediterranean Gull:             10
Common Gull:                    Present n/c
Herring Gull:                       Present n/c
Lesser Black Backed Gull  Present n/c
Great Black Backed Gull:   Present n/c
Kittiwake:                            27
Guillemot:                             2
Auk Sp:                                 4
Starling:                          1,050 in
Another 90 minute watch 12.30-14.00 was very slow, so slow I fell asleep. 
My daily Ring-necked Duck pic.
The 4 Bewick Swans are still showing distantly with the Mute Swans in Denge Marsh Road, opposite the go cart track.
2 visits to the reserve saw the Ring-necked Duck with the Cattle Egret nearby, the Long-eared Owl still behind the Dipping Pool. On Burrowes the usual Great White Egrets, 4 Goldeneye, a drake Goosander, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls and 1w Caspian Gull. 

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