Tuesday, 23 October 2018

07.00-08.30 from the sea watch hide with AJG who also collated the numbers:
Brent Goose:6W
Shelduck: 8W
Wigeon: 6W
Red-throated Diver: 1W
Great-crested Grebe: 5E
Gannet: 93E
Merlin: 1 in
Arctic Skua: 1 around
Mediterranean Gull: 3E
Sandwich Tern: 11 around
Auk sp: 29E
By the car park we met JTM who had already done the bushes and seen nothing of note, nor seen much evidence of vis mig.
Spotted Redshank from Hanson
 From Hanson a Spotted Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Dunlin and 2 Great White Egrets were the highlights.
An abysmal sea watch this afternoon13.15-14.45 from the fishing boats with AJG & JTM,
Great-crested Grebe: 1 around
Gannet: c20 around
Mediterranean Gull: c50 around
Kittiwake: c100 around
Sandwich Tern: 6E
Auk sp: 23E
Red Admiral: 26 in
Large White: 1 in
The Little Owl was sunbathing at Lydd Camp this afternoon,. At Scotney 2 Greater White-fronted Geese were consorting with the hordes of Greylags, Barnacles, Canada, Egyptian and lone Bar-headed Goose.

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