Monday, 21 November 2016

1 of 4 Sooty Shearwaters past today
07.45-09.45 from the fishing boats joined by OL.
All down channel unless otherwise stated:

Shelduck:  3
Common Scoter: 3
Red-throated Diver: 8
Great-crested Grebe: 27 around
Fulmar: 2
Sooty Shearwater: 3
Gannet:  236
Cormorant:  c300 around
Oystercatcher: 1
Turnstone: 2 around
Black-headed Gull: present n/c  c3,500 at The Patch per OL
Mediterranean Gull: 8
Common Gull: c30
Herring Gull: c500 around
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 around
Lesser Black Backed Gull:  10+ around
Great Black Backed Gull:  150+ around
Kittiwake: 31
Pied Wagtail: 2 around

Ring-necked Duck on Cook's Pool in the pouring rain
A soggy visit to the reserve where the Ring-necked Duck was  showing well in the rain, at the back of the pool an Egret trio of Great White, Cattle and Little Egret. On Burrowes an adult Caspian Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Goosander including a superb drake, the Long-eared Owl was still showing behind the Dipping Pool despite the rain.
Mediterranean Gull gleaming in the afternoon sunshine
All down channel unless otherwise stated
13.10-15.00 from the fishing boats with OL

Red-throated Diver: 4        1 up
Sooty Shearwater: 1
Gannet: c250
Great Skua: 2
Arctic Skua: 1
Pomarine Skua: 2
Mediterranean Gull: 56
Kittiwake: 960

1 of 1,000+ Kittiwakes past today

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