At Dengemarsh this morning the Herring Gull still sitting tight, now with a built in larder for when it's eggs hatch. There will be tasty fresh Tern eggs and chicks for the reserve visitors to watch being fed to the Herring Gull chicks.
Herring Gulls larder!
MH spotted the above Garganey that showed briefly on Dengemarsh, also there hopefully the first 2 of many returning Great White Egrets.
1 of 2 Great White Egrets11.40-13.10 from the sea watch hide:
Common Scoter: 129 up
Gannet: 17 up
Oystercatcher: 2 up
Whimbrel: 1 up
Bar-tailed Godwit: 5 up
Mediterranean Gull: 1 1s around
Kittiwake: 5 up
Sandwich Tern: c15 around
Common Tern: 6 up
Swallow: 1 in
Harbour Porpoise: 5+
The Pom must have disappeared in the Beachy Head Triangle!
The MV catch has started to improve since the warmer weather arrived.
Grass Rivulet scarce here first for my trap
Silver Hook scarce here for for my trap