Sunday, 14 January 2018

A quieter Day!

What a difference this morning at the fishing boats, after yesterdays plethora of birds, this morning there was very little by comparison. Just a few Auks and Cormorants feeding off shore with a small number of Gannets and Kittiwakes, though there were large numbers c1,500 Great-crested Grebes this afternoon.
 White-fronted Geese dropping into Scotney
At Scotney the 2 Tundra Bean Geese and 20+ White-fronted Geese were on the sward viewed from the double bends. Nearby at Jury's Gap 3 Velvet Scoter on the sea and Male Black Redstart there.
1w Caspian Gull at the fishing boats this afternoon
This afternoon back at the fishing boats the regular 1w Caspian Gull came to Mick & Richards offerings, the 1w Glaucous Gull appeared but flew straight through.
The reserve was apparently very busy today and all the usual birds were seen with the exception of the Long-eared Owl which usually roosts elsewhere if the wind is from the East.

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