Saturday 10 November 2012

Black-throated Diver

Dungeness - 1030hrs - Mild, rain, cloudy, w1 - A grim, overcast day with mist early on and rain of sorts all day. A 90 minute seawatch from the hide delivered little until 1100hrs when the mist lifted. Over the next hour a down-Channel movement of 125 Gannets (almost all adults), 65 Kittiwakes, 45 auks, 10 Brents, 2 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Red-throated Divers and a close (inside the buoy) adult Black-throated Diver in partial breeding plumage. On/in the sea, 20 Great Crested Grebes, several auks, 3 porpoises and a grey seal. A flock of 50 Starlings and 20 Goldfinches came in and the Glaucous Gull remained on the beach by the boats.
Scotney - 1400hrs - Had a look for yesterdays reported Crane without success. All the usual feral geese on the grass fields, plus 500 Goldies and Lapwings, hundreds of Wigeon, Teal, and Starlings.
Burrowes - Very little of note apart from 2 Great White Egrets and a Raven.
ARC - The usual wildfowl including 3 Goldeneyes, plus protracted, yet frustrating, views of a Bittern from Screen hide. Also, Bearded Tits `pinging` from the reedbed.

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