Monday, 20 March 2017

Horrible morning with a strong SW wind and drizzle which lasted most of the day. I did at least manage to get out for a couple of hours before spending the rest of my time on domestic stuff:
06.20-08.00 with LG.
Brent Goose: 220 up
Teal: 2 up
Common Scoter: 7 up
Red-throated Diver: 5 up     2 down
Great-crested Grebe: 9+ around
Fulmar: 3 up    19 down
Gannet: 19 up   37 down
Cormorant: present N/C
Mediterranean Gull: 1 up
Yellow-legged Gull: 1 flew towards The Patch
Caspian Gull: 2 flew  towards The Patch
Kittiwake: 1 up   7 down
Sandwich Tern: 2 around
Auk sp: 4 down
Meadow Pipit: 12 down
Harbour Porpoise: 3+

The Ring-necked Duck was on Cook's Pool cosying up to a female Tufted Duck. One of the Long-eared Owls was sitting out in the open at the Dipping Pool, a Black-necked Grebe was in front of the visitor centre, also 3+ Goldeneye.

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