Monday, 30 July 2018

A slow sea watch this morning as the hoped for repeat of yesterday mornings Shearwater passage failed to materialise.
05.45-08.15 from the sea watch hide with MH & AJG who kindly collated the numbers:
Common Scoter: 30E  11W
Great-crested Grebe: 1 around
Fulmar: 3W
Sooty Shearwater: 1W
Shearwater sp: 1W
Gannet :108E   225W
Mediterranean Gull: 2E
Kittiwake: 1W
Sandwich Tern: 5W
Common Tern: c100 on patch   44E
Swift: 4W
Mid morning on Burrowes Pit saw 8+ Common Sandpipers, c200 Common Terns and a few Swifts and Sand Martins that quickly melted away as the sun came out.
In 3 visits to the ARC from Hanson not much change from recent days, of note a Wood Sandpiper, a Ruff, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Garganey, a brief appearance of Black Tern, an equally brief Bittern and a Great White Egret.
Reed Warbler from Hanson
1 of at least 4 Garganey from Hanson
An even quieter sea watch with AJG this afternoon:
14.15 15.15 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 2W
Gannet 19 down
Sanderling: 1E
Mediterranean Gull: 1W
Sandwich Tern: 52 down
Sand Martin: 13 coasting down

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