Monday, 16 April 2018

Eider past the sea watch hide
06.30-10.00 & 12.45-17.00 from the sea watch hide:                                               
Brent Goose: 75 up
Shelduck: 2 down
Eider: 5 up
Common Scoter: 537 up                                   
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 up
Red-throated Diver: 44 up.  1 down                 
Great-crested Grebe: 10 around
Fulmar: 7 up    2 down                                       
Manx Shearwater: 1 up
Gannet: 274up                                               
Cormorant: present n/c
Oystercatcher: 6 up
Great Skua: 22up                                               
Arctic Skua: 8 up                                                 
Black-headed Gull: present n/c
Mediterranean Gull: 5 up
Common Gull: present n/c
Herring Gull: present n/c
Lesser Black-backed Gull: present n/c
Great Black-backed Gull present n/c
Little Gull: 9 up                                               
Kittiwake: 23 up       5 down
Sandwich Tern: 151 up                                         
Common Tern: 36 up                                           
Guillemot: 1 on
Auk sp: 9 up                                                       
Swallow: 6 in                                                       
Crow: 9 in
Linnet 11 in
Harbour Porpoise: c20 around
A walk around Scotney late morning saw 2 Yellow Wagtails by the farm, the usual Little Owl, the Mallard still sitting on its nest on the hay bales, 4 Corn Buntings, 5 Avocets on the back lakes but very little else.
On the peninsular still only small numbers of the common migrants.

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