Monday, 30 January 2017

A foggy hour at the fishing boats with the fog horn blasting out. The highlight was a flock of at least 388 Red-throated Divers being flushed by the range safety boat coming through Lade Bay towards Rye Bay, probably many more were went past unseen in the fog.
08.00-09.00 from the fishing boats:
Teal: 1 up
Red-throated Diver: 425 down
Great-crested Grebe: 74 around
Gannet: 4 down   2 up
Cormorant: 1,000+ around
Mediterranean Gull: 1 around
Guillemot: 23 around
Razorbill: 2 around
Auk sp: 48 down      17 up

The Ring-necked Duck was still on Cook's Pool with a Great White Egret. A drake Smew was with the Slavonian Grebe on the New diggings. One of the Long-eared Owls has returned to the Dipping Pool roost now the wind has gone round to the west, from the VC a 2w Caspian Gull roosting on Burrowes, also a Kingfisher there.
This afternoon the Red-necked Grebe was still at Camber with the 2 Great-crested Grebes and a Little Grebe.
Once again no grey geese at Scotney though nearby a handsome drake Goosander was on Bretts Marina by the ski ramp.

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