Little Gull from the fishing boats
08.00-10.10 from the fishing boats:
Brent Goose: 25E 8W
Common Scoter: 1W
Red-throated Diver: 13W
Great-crested Grebe: c40 around
Cormorant: 889 came out of Lade Bay
Great Skua: 1W
Little Gull: 16W
Caspian Gull: 1 the regular 1w bird was by the puddles
At a rain lashed and windswept Scotney I couldn't find any Whitefronts or the Tundra Bean Goose among the sleeping hordes of Greylags, a single Brent Goose was with the feral Barnacle Geese, even the Black-necked Grebe was hiding.
At the ARC the Cormorant island is now under water, also the Willow Trail is now closed due to flooding. From Hanson small numbers of Tufted Duck, Pochard, Wigeon, Teal and Shoveler a single Great White Egret was of note.
A couple of hours spent on the ramp this afternoon failed to see the Penduline Tits, nor any Bearded Tits or Bitterns. A kingfisher showed well, several Cetti's Warblers were heard and seen along with 3 Great White Egrets and 4 Marsh Harriers. The Long Eared Owl was still showing behind the Dipping Pool today.