Friday, 27 January 2017

A very busy watch this morning from the turning circle with many birds moving on the moderate SSW wind in the company of MH & DW:
Brent Goose: 76 up
Common Scoter: 2 down
Red-throated Diver:  606 up       32 down
Great-crested Grebe: 6 around
Fulmar:  1 up   1 down
Gannet: 526 up     33 down
Cormorant: Many present n/c
Turnstone: 2 around
Great Skua:  1 up
Black-headed Gull: Many present n/c
Common Gull: Many present n/c
Herring Gull: Many present n/c
Lesser Black-backed Gull: a few present
Great Black-backed Gull: Many present n/c
Kittiwake:   136 up     17 down
Guillemot:  22 up    9 down
Razorbill:    5 up      7 down
Auk sp: c1,500 up       c200 down

By the time I got to Scotney there were no Grey Geese present, consolation in the form of a Black-necked Grebe. Apparently the Pinkfeet, Tundra Bean and White-fronted Geese did put it an appearance per OL & PJ. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Cook's Pool, 2 red head Smew could be seen from Dennis's Hide.
What with Doctors and the builders I didn't get out this afternoon. The Red-necked Grebe was still present today per OL, a Water Pipit (scarce at Dungeness) was on Hayfield 2, also the regular 1w Caspian Gull at the fish hut both per PJ.

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