Monday, 26 June 2017

 Napoleon's Column at Wimereux just outside Boulougne viewed from the fishing boats this morning
I joined AJG at the fishing boats this morning where in the superb visibility a constant stream of Gannets were the highlight. Thanks are due to AJG for collating the numbers:
Common Scoter: 31 around
Great-crested Grebe: 1 on
Fulmar:7 down
Gannet: 477 down   240 up
Cormorant: just 2 on the sea (highlighting the lack if fish at the moment)
Curlew: 1 in
Kittiwake: 7 up    5 down
Razorbill: 1 up
Auk sp: 1 down
Swift: 3 in
Harbour Porpoise 1
 Hummingbird Hawk Moth power station by the perimeter wall
At The Patch the usual Black-headed and Herring Gulls and a single Mediterranean Gull was the only Gull of note. The Peregrines appear to have 3 young in the nest on the power station, they have the protection of the armed Nuclear Police, try training your scope on the nest site for more than a moment!
 Great-crested Grebe from the fishing boats this afternoon
12.45-14.30 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 15 up
Great-crested Grebe: 2 on
Gannet: 26 up     21 down
Cormorant: 2 around
Black-headed Gull: c10 around
Mediterranean Gull: 5 around
Common Gull: 3 down
Herring Gull: c40 around
Lesser Black-backed Gull: 2 around
Great Black-backed Gull: 4 around
Sandwich Tern: c15 around
Skylark: 1 still singing behind the boats
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 1
This Hummingbird Hawk Moth that I pulled out of the MV this morning has seen better days a bit like me!

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