Thursday, 25 January 2018

Another damp drizzly morning at the fishing boats
Brent Goose: 1 up
Red-throated Diver: 18 up.   249 down including single flock of 198 put up by range boat
Great-crested Grebe: 232 on
Fulmar: 1 down
Gannet: 88 down
Cormorant: c1,000 around
Turstone: 4 on beach
Caspian Gull: regular 1w bird
Kittiwake: 216 down
Guillemot: 22 down. 78 on
Razorbill: 264 down.   8 on
Auk sp: 96 down

At The Patch a myriad of Gulls over the boil and more on the beach in the roost, despite an hour scanning back and forth I found nothing of note but did obtain a number of colour ring codes.
Late morning at Scotney the 2 Tundra Bean Geese were sleeping among the Greylags but no sign of the Whitefronts seen earlier by E.H & P.H. all the usual feral geese were present but little else of note.
This afternoon on the reserve of note 3 Smew, 7 Goosander, a Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great White Egrets and the 1w Glaucous Gull.
Late afternoon on the ARC from Hanson of note the Black-throated Diver still present, a Great White Egret, Cetti's Warblers calling and a close fly by of a Bittern at dusk coming into roost.

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