Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A fresh SW 3-5 with poor visibility  06.00-08.30 with AJG, who collated the numbers also OL, RO:
Brent Goose: 17 E
Common Scoter: 35 E
Red-throated Diver: 3 E
Fulmar: 5 W
Manx Shearwater: 1 E
Gannet: 84 E
Oystercatcher: 10 W   4 E
Whimbrel: 20 E
Great Skua: 3 E
Arctic Skua: 1 E
Kittiwake: 2 W
Sandwich Tern: 64 around
Common/Arctic Tern: 24 E
Little Tern: 1 W
Swallow: 5 in
 Lesser Whitethroat
Around the reserve Greenshank, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover & Dunlin on Burrowes with more Whimbrel by the entrance track. Still very small numbers of the common Warblers around, though Cetti's were in good voice today. c50 Swallows over Burrowes this morning, several Yellow Wagtails in hay field 1, the Cattle Egret still distant at Dengemarsh also Great White Egret there, a Cuckoo calling at the back of Hookers but little else on my wanderings there.
The fog was rolling in and out this afternoon, at 17.00 the rain set in.
13.30-17.00 joined by OL & AJG
Brent Goose: 56 E
Common Scoter: 3 E
Red-throated Diver: 4 W
Great-crested Grebe: 4 around
Fulmar: 1 W
Manx Shearwater: 22 W
Gannet: 55 W   30 E
Cormorant: present n/c
Oystercatcher: 1 E
Whimbrel: 6 E
Great Skua: 4 E
Arctic Skua: 1 W
Black-headed Gull: present n/c
Mediterranean Gull: 4 W
Herring Gull: present n/c
Great Black-backed Gull present n/c
Little Gull: 4 E
Kittiwake: 32 W
Sandwich Tern: c100 around
Common/Arctic Tern: c25 around
Little Tern: 3 E
Guillemot: 15 W
Razorbill 1 W
Auk sp:  37 W
Harbour Porpoise: 4+
Brindled Beauty, first for the Plodland trap last night

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