Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cap-gris Nez!

Yesterday I joined AJG, Jacques and Bethan on a trip to Cap Gris Nez. Conditions were by no means perfect as the wind was quite light and it is now getting late in the season. Had this sea watch been at Dungeness I would've been very happy.
Common Scoter: 37s     8n
Red-throated Diver: 4s
Great-crested Grebe: 1s
Fulmar: 1n
Sooty Shearwater: 1s
Gannet: 1,475s
Kestrel: 2 present
Hen Harrier: 1 ringtail out towards Kent
Great Skua: 1s
Pomarine Skua: 3s
Artctic Skua: 2s
Mediterranean Gull: Present n/c
Kittiwake: present n/c
Little Gull: 236s
Sandwich Tern: 4s
Arctic Tern: 2s
Auk sp: 2,150s
Rock Pipit: 1+ present

Thurday 25th
A cold morning on The Point today with a little ground frost in the sheltered parts of the trapping area. Very few birds around with a few thrushes and finches on the ground and over, in the bushes a few Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs including a greyish looking bird, the main event was a Dartford Warbler in The Desert.
 Greyish looking Chiffchaff this morning
 Goldcrest Lighthouse Garden this morning
Dartford Warbler in The Desert this morning

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