Saturday, 21 April 2018

Lesser Whitethroat from yesterday
07.00-09.00 & 13.45-16.45 AJG,RW,SO et al:

Brent Goose: 6 up
Shoveler: 2 up
Common Scoter: 55 up
Red-breasted Merganser: 16 up
Red-throated Diver: 9 up.  1 down
Great-crested Grebe: 8 around
Fulmar: 12 up.  1 down
Manx Shearwater: 4 up
Gannet: 262 up
Cormorant: present n/c
Oystercatcher: 27 up
Curlew: 2 up 
Whimbrel: 126 up
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1 up
Great Skua: 13 up
Arctic Skua: 11 up
Black-headed Gull: present n/c
Herring Gull: present n/c
Great Black-backed Gull present n/c
Little Gull: 20 up
Kittiwake: 22 up
Sandwich Tern: 188 up
Common/Arctic Tern: 329 up
Little Tern: 2 up
Guillemot: 17 around:
Auk sp: 4 up
Swallow: 6 in
Crow: 4 down
Harbour Porpoise: c20 around
 Sandwich Tern at The fishing boats this afternoon
A late morning sky watch from the garden produced a distant Red Kite, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, several Skylarks singing over the fields and the first 2 Yellow Wagtails of the year in the field. There is still a distinct lack of Hirundines around. 
At Dengemarsh this evening 2 Cuckoo's were the highlight while failing to find yesterdays Cattle Egret that was reported as still being present this afternoon.

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