Saturday, 14 April 2018

Fog lifts at last briefly!

 Harbour Porpoises
Another morning waking up to find the Peninsular cloaked in fog, at least it did clear today for a couple of hours this afternoon before rolling back in.
14.00-16.30 from the fishing boats with LH,PH,RW,DW,JTM & GH.
Brent Goose: 80 up
Shoveler: 1 up
Common Scoter: 205 up
Red-breasted Merganser: 2 up
Red-throated Diver: 31 up   1 on    1 down
Great Northern Diver: 1 on
Fulmar: 1 up     1 down
Gannet: 39 up      11 down
Oystercatcher: 34 up
Curlew: 1 up
Great Skua: 2 up
Arctic Skua: 3 up
Mediterranean Gull: 1 up
Kittiwake: 2 up
Sandwich Tern: 68 up   19 down
Common Tern: 14 up
Guillemot: 2 on
Harbour Porpoise: 15 +
Highlights of the last couple of days have been few and far between due to the peninsular being constantly shrouded in fog, which also made sea watching impossible, a Short-eared Owl was a welcome though brief sight, a Spoonbill that graced Dengemarsh for a couple hours and a very few common migrants in the bushes. 7+ Bramblings at the feeding station in the trapping area and few Firecrests and Black Redstarts around the lighthouse.

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