Sunday, 12 March 2017

07.00-08.00 from the sea watch hide with LG.
Brent Goose: 42 up
Pintail: 59 up (single flock)
Common Scoter: 57 up
Red-throated Diver: 5 up  2 down
Great-crested Grebe: present n/c
Fulmar: 4 up
Gannet: 67 up
Cormorant: present n/c
Caspian Gull: 1 up
Kittiwake: 12 up
Sandwich Tern: 1 up
Auk sp: 3 up
Harbour Porpoise: 17
 1w Iceland Gull at The Patch
A Goldcrest and Grey Wagtail were by the perimeter wall as we walked down to The Patch. At The Patch both 1w Iceland Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and another Sandwich Tern. 
 Black Redstart at the old lighthouse
2+ Black Redstarts, several Meadow Pipits, a Stonechat and a Wheatear by the old lighthouse this morning.
Starling in the garden
On the reserve, 6 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Slavonian Grebes on the New Diggings, the Ring-necked Duck still present, also 2 Smew and the Long-eared Owls. Yesterday evening 6 Great White Egrets came into the ARC roost also a male Merlin there.
 2nd cal yr Caspian Gull
This afternoon at the fishing boats a 2nd cal year Caspian Gull and 3 3rd year Yellow-legged Gulls came to the offerings, also 2 Peregrines came in off the sea.
 1 of 2 Peregrines at the fishing boats this afternoon
3rd cal yr Yellow-legged Gull

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