Thursday, 21 March 2013

21 Mar 2013 Beachy Head Overcast, cold & clear E1 increasing to 4

We sea-watched from 06.15-09.15 and were joined by RHC for the last hour. Surprisingly, a reasonable movement especially Sandwich Terns for March. We then covered Birling lane, Belle Tout wood and Cornish Farm Track but by now the cold wind had increased and no sign of any migrants.

Red-throated Diver 15 E, 5 W and 2 on the sea.
Great Crested Grebe 2 E
Gannet 126 E (all adults).
Brent Goose 180 E
Shelduck 8 E
Shoveler 14 E
Common Scoter 94 E
Red-breasted Merganser 1 on the sea.
Common Buzzard 1 over Cornish Farm.
Mediterranean Gull 7 s/p ads E
Common Gull 250
Kittiwake 25 E
Sandwich Tern 142 E
Auk Sp. 314 E
Guillemot 3 on sea
Razorbill 1 on sea