Thursday, 26 April 2018

07.20-08.00 from the sea watch hide with OL in strong westerly wind:
Brent Goose: 9 E
Shelduck: 1
Common Scoter: 3 E
Fulmar: 5 W
Gannet: 9 W. 6 E
Great Skua: 2 E
Mediterranean Gull: 2 W
Kittiwake: 2 W
Guillemot: 4 around
Auk: 6 W
Swallow: 1 in
Linnet: 5 in

The Patch: 08.15-08.30 with OL
Mediterranean Gull: 6 ( 2 x ad + 4 2nd cal yr)
Herring Gull: c200
GBBG: c30
LBBG: 10+
Common Gull: 20+
Common Tern: c100
Arctic Tern: c150
 Wren at Christmas Dell
With the strong westerly wind blowing across the reserve and ARC it was no surprise that they were generally quiet avian wise. The Cattle Egret was still showing distantly with the cattle at the back of Dengemarsh, a few Whimbrel could be found at various sites around the tracks, small numbers of warblers were mainly heard and small numbers of Hirundines overhead along with the odd Yellow Wagtail.
Great-crested Grebes on the ARC
14.15-16.15 from the sea watch hide with AJG:
Red-throated Diver: 1 E.  1 W
Fulmar: 3 W
Manx Shearwater: 2 W
Great Skua: 10 E
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Kittiwake: 3 E
Swift: 1 in
House Martin: 1 in
Swallow: 8 in
Harbour Porpoise: 3+

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