Sunday, 17 April 2011

17th April 2011 Birling Gap Seawatch NE1 Misty but clear skies 6.30am-10am & 3.30pm-7.05pm

Diver sp. 5E
Red-throated Diver 4E
Black-throated Diver 2E
Grey Heron 1E
Gannet 25E
Brent Goose 16E
Egyptian Goose / Ruddy Shelduck 1W very distant!
Shelduck 4E
Scoter 77E
Velvet Scoter 2E
Merganser 1E
Eider 11E
Garganey 6E (2 drakes)
Red Kite 1W at midday (PN & MN)
Bonxie 4E
Arctic Skua 10E
Pomarine Skua 2E at 4.55pm ex.
Black-headed Gull c.200E
Mediterranean Gull 26E
Little Gull 44E
Sandwich Tern 21E, 2W
Commic Tern 1E
Whimbrel 40E
Curlew 1E
Bar-tailed Godwit 47E
Avocet 1E landed on the sea briefly and attempted feeding Phalarope-manner!
Tawny Owl h
Swallow 13 in off
Wheatear 4
Willow Warbler 4
Blackcap 3
Whitethroat 10

Seal 1
Harbour Porpoise 1
Cetacean sp. c.3

Speckled Wood 1
Green Hairstreak 1 Shooters Bottom
Small Copper 1

Willow Warbler showing characters of acredula at Birling

Male Wheatear at Birling

Ringed female Chaffinch at Birling

A flock of 10 Mediterranean Gulls passing Birling

Seal off Birling Gap

Beachy's best answer to the Dungeness Killer Whales!