Monday, 9 April 2012

Scoters & Brents

Dungeness - 0630hrs - mild, overcast, sw 3 - A grotty sort of a day with intermittant rain plus an increasing south-westerly making it feel chilly by late afternoon. Did an hour and a bit in the seawatch hide during which time a steady flow of scoters, Brents and Gannets moved up-Channel along with 5 Teal, 10 Shelducks, 2 Bonxies, and a scattering of Fulmars, mergansers, Kitts, Sandwich Terns, and divers. Throughout the morning a few more Bonxies and a group of Eiders were noted (TG), plus a Black-throated Diver (CP).
Lade - 1400hrs - Had a look for the 2nd year Iceland Gull that was reported on the sands at high tide yesterday, without success. On north pit 2 Swallows and a Sand Martin.
ARC - Pretty grim here with only a Swallow and a Common Tern of any note. From the causeway road 10 alba wagtails, LRP and RPs, Curlew and 14 Teal.

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