Saturday, 6 January 2018

 Spot the Caspian Gull 
09.00-10.10 from the Fishing Boats:
Brent Geese: 46 up
Shelduck: 4 down
Red-throated Diver: 11 down   8 up.   4 on
Great-crested Grebe: c200 around
Gannet: 23 down.    9 up
Cormorant: c500 around
Great Skua: 1 down
Mediterranean Gull: 3 up
Caspian Gull: Regular 1w bird on the beach
Razorbill: c60 around
Guillemot: c200 around
Auk sp: 74 down
Late morning at The Patch the 1w Glaucous Gull was showing well.
 1w Glaucous Gull at The Patch
 !w Glaucous Gull at The Patch
1w Glaucous Gull  on low building behind The Patch
Late afternoon on the reserve the 1w Glaucous Gull, 2w Iceland Gull and 1w Caspian Gull all roosting on Burrowes Pit. The Long-eared owl was showing very well behind the Dipping Pool compared to recent days. Elsewhere on the ARC the Black-throated Diver, Bittern and Bearded Tits. Nearby at Lade the Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe still present. 

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