Monday, 6 February 2017

First thing this morning I took a stroll down to The Patch and was pleased to see I had it all to my self. Although there was nowhere near as many Gulls present as last week there was still a good roost close to the hide. I had just picked out the 1w Iceland Gull when all the Gulls spooked, looking around I spotted the culprit, a big female Peregrine. Unfortunately the Gulls flew off and settled a further 400 mts away. Despite scrutinising the Gullls over the boil and on the beach I could find no other interesting Gulls. Off shore the usual tooing and froing of Red-throated Divers, Gannets and Guillemots, also more Razorbills than of late.
 Slavonian Grebe, New Diggings
The Slavonian Grebe was still on the New Diggings viewed from the causeway. At Scotney the Black-necked Grebe still, a Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 2 Marsh Harriers and the feral Barnacle Goose flock. No sign of the Red-necked Grebe at Camber but 2 Great White Egrets, 4 Little Egrets, a Red-breasted Merganser, a Common Snipe, 2 Great-crested Grebes and a Little Grebe.
At Dengemarsh another 2 Great White Egrets but little else of note.
 1w Iceland Gull, Burrowes
This afternoon the Ring-necked Duck was still on Cook's Pool. Most of the afternoon was  spent in Makepiece Hide looking at Gulls and counting Cormorants, the 1w Iceland Gull came in for a bath and roosted on an island, a total 1,615 Cormorants came into roost.
Goldeneye, Burrowes

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