Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fog Bound!

 07.15 abandoned at 08.30 due to fog from the sea watch hide with OL:
Shelduck: 1 up
Shoveler: 2 up
Garganey: 1 up
Common Scoter: 4 up
Velvet Scoter: 2 up
Red-throated Diver: 11 up
Gannet: 57 up
Oystercatcher: 2 up   6 down
Kittiwake: 2 up
Sandwich tern: 38 up
Swallow: 1 up
Brambling in the trapping area
A walk around the area saw and heard several each of Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps, 4 Black Redstarts, 2 Firecrests, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Brambling, a female Bullfinch but it was generally quiet in the dense fog that lasted all morning.
Early afternoon a very elusive Ring Ouzel in an otherwise empty Dengemarsh Gully, Galloways was open to today, apart from a couple of pairs of Stonechats there was little there to be seen.
Early evening on the reserve A Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Mediterranean gulls on Burrowes also a Peregrine and Raven over.
Little-ringed Plover
Green Sandpiper

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