Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Pom Skua

ARC - 1030hrs - dry, bright and mild, e2 - A stunning winters morning brought plenty of fair weather birders into the field. From Hanson 2 redhead Smews, 15 Goldeneyes and all the usual wildfowl; Bittern and Kingfisher were also reported. In the scrub a single Chiffchaff plus vocal Water Rails and Cetti`s Warbler.
Dungeness  - 1530hrs - A seawatch before lights out from the concrete road, with a band of locals, produced a stunning close Pomarine Skua, several Common Scoters (just missed a Velvet) and plenty of Kitts, Gannets, Red-throated Divers and auks, mainly Razorbills (c2,000 counted earlier) coming and going. A 1st winter Caspian Gull also got the combined pulses racing...

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