Monday, 24 April 2017

Pied Flycatcher!

05.50-08.30 from the sea watch hide with AJG who kindly collated the numbers:
Brent Goose: 42 up
Shelduck: 5 down
Common Scoter: 143 up
Great-crested Grebe: 4 around
Fulmar: 2 up   1 down
Gannet: 23 up   2 down
Cormorant: present n/c
Grey Heron: 1 in
Oystercatcher: 1 up   2 down
Bar-tailed Godwit: 32 up 
Pomarine Skua: 1 up @07.58
Arctic Skua: 5 up
Mediterranean Gull: 6 up
Iceland Gull: 1 x 1w at The Patch
Kittiwake: 5 up  1 down
Sandwich Tern: 18 up
Commic Tern: 26 up
Guillemot: 1 up   1 on
Auk sp: 3 up
Swallow: 22 in
 Pied Flycather in a private garden
In a private garden a female Pied Flycatcher, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff. Many thanks to Dave and Sheila Bunney for sharing and allowing access.
 Willow Warbler in a private garden
My first Common Sandpiper of the year
On the reserve several Whimbrel by the access track. On Burrowes a Grey Plover, a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Whimbrel, Ring-necked Duck and a pair of Pintail of note.
A Swift over the ARC was my first of the year but little else of note here. A Slavonian and Black-necked Grebe on the New Diggings looking stunning it their summer dress.
At the old lighthouse this afternoon 3+ Willow Warblers.
Pebble Hook-tip by the MV today

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