Thursday, 8 June 2017

Storm Petrels and Manx Shearwaters!

 Some of yesterdays Manx Shearwaters

 Storm Petrel from today (a little imagination required)
A minimum of 26 Storm Petrels past The Point last night with another 34 today making an excellent total of 60 so far from this influx.
A long and productive days sea watching from the Fishing boats with AJG who collated the numbers,MH & DW.  04.30-12.30 & 14.30-17.30
Common Scoter: 231 up  10 down                                
Great-crested Grebe:  13 around                                
Fulmar: 78 down                                                              
Manx Shearwater: 33 down                                            
Storm Petrel: 34 down                                                    
Gannet: 947 down    45 up                                                        
Cormorant: 95 around
Oystercatcher: 3 up
Hobby: 1 behind beach
Kestrel: 1 behind beach                                                
Great Skua: 2 down    
Arctic Skua: 2 up                                                    
Mediterranean Gull: 1 around                                      
Kittiwake: 95 down                                                    
Sandwich Tern: 88 down
Common Tern: 7 down                                                
Guillemot: 35 down
Razorbill: 5 down
Auk sp: 33 down
Swift: 4 out    5in
Swallow: 1 out
Skylark: 1 singing behind beach
Pied Wagtail: 2 around
Raven: 1 behind beach
Grey Seal: 1
Harbour Porpoise: 2+
1 of many Swifts over the New Diggings at lunchtime
 Little Owl Lydd Camp
A quick stop at Lydd Camp at lunchtime saw 2 Little Owls enjoying the sunshine, hopefully soon they will joined by their owlets.
Hare Dungeness Beach
As we left the beach this evening a Hobby flew over the beach and AJG spotted a Hare which is becoming a rare sight around The Point.


  1. Elegant turn seen heading east from hayling island today maybe heading your way

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