Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Todays early morning sea watch was possibly one of the poorest I have witnessed, highlights being parties of 4 & 8 Carrion Crows coming gives you some idea how poor it was.
A walk around the trapping area wasn't much better, a couple each of Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap, a Swallow and a Green Woodpecker. One of the regular Peregrines was performing over the power station. 
The Ring-necked Duck was still on Cook's Pool's. From Denge Marsh hide very little of note in the cold NW wind, though several Sedge Warblers were singing at the back of the hide.
Denge Marsh Gully held 2 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff and a Wheatear, 2 more Wheatears out by the converter station. A 2nd cal yr Great Black Backed Gull was a victim of the power lines by the gully. 
2nd cal yr Great Black Backed Gull under the Denge Marsh Gully power lines.
Late afternoon a Black-necked Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebes all in near summer dress on the New Diggings viewed from the footpath causeway also 6 Swallows over the pit. Hopefully the wind will drop away tonight and make for a better day tomorrow.
The MV still very slow with just 9 moths of 4 species last night.
The 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull was at The Patch again today per Phil B.

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