Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Many thanks to AJG for collating the numbers from this morning's sea watch from the hide:
Teal: 7 down
Common Scoter: 15 up  24 down
Fulmar: 1 down
Gannet: 126 around
Dunlin: 5 up
Arctic Skua: 1 down
Kittiwake: 124 down  16 up
Sandwich Tern: 237 around
Common Tern: 12 down
 Great White and Little Egrets at Denge Marsh
At the ARC just 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, a Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit of note among the many Greylags, Coot, eclipse duck, Mute Swans and Lapwings.
Over the road on the reserve Burrowes was inevitably quiet due to the on going works, Denge Marsh however was quite interesting with 5 Green Sandpipers, 3 Ruff, 4 Common Snipe, a Dunlin, 5 Great White Egrets, 3+ Little Egrets, a Common Buzzard and 2+Marsh Harriers.
MH covered Denge Marsh Gully seeing just a couple each of Common Whitethroat and Willow Warbler and a Garden Warbler.
 Sandwich tern at the fishing boats
14.15-16.30 from the fishing boats joined by PT:
Common Scoter: 5 up  15 down
Fulmar: 2 down
Manx Shearwater: 1 up
Gannet: 29 up   14 down
Cormorant: 16 around
Oystercatcher: 3 down
Grey Plover: 1 down
Dunlin: 15 down
Whimbrel: 1 down
Great Skua: 1 down
Arctic Skua: 1 down
Little Gull: 1 adult down
Kittiwake: 43 down
Little Tern: 3 down
Sandwich Tern: 421 down    34 up
Common Tern: 21 down
Sand Martin: 1 out
Harbour Porpoise: 6+
Grey Seal: 1

A short evening sea watch from the hide was uneventful:
Common Scoter: 6 up
Fulmar: 3 down
Gannet: 16 down        27 up
Oystercatcher: 2 down
Kittiwake: 9 down  3 up
Sandwich Tern: 84 down     43 up

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