Monday, 18 April 2011

18th April, 2011. Beachy Head. Sunny with sea-mist. NE 2

Sea-watched from 06.30 - 09.45. Was joined by RDME, RKH & RHC for part of the time. PN & MN did the lane at Birling.

Black Throated Diver 1 ad in s/p E
Gannet 54 E & 10 W
Grey Heron 1 off Birling.
Brent Goose 6 E
Shelduck 4
Gadwall 6 E
Shoveller 1 E
Common Scoter 246 E
Velvet Scoter 4 E
Red Br. Merganser 4 E
Peregrine 2
Avocet 2 E
Grey Plover 2 in off the Sea.
Whimbrel 31 E
Arctic Skua 8 E
Bonxie 3 E
Med. Gull 1 sub-ad in full s/p.( This bird had full black wing-tips on both of the upper wings).
Little Gull 37 E
Kittiwake 70 E
Sandwich Tern 4 E
Commic Tern 1 E

House Martin 4
Willow Warbler 2

Returned in the evening seawatching from 5.15pm to 7.50pm E3 and clear

Red-throated Diver 3E
Black-throated Diver 1E s/p ex.
Grey Heron 1E
Shag 2W
Garganey 2E pair
Shelduck 2 prospecting
Scoter 70E
Arctic Skua 8E
Mediterranean Gull 3E, 1W
Little Gull 10E
Sandwich Tern 11E
Commic Tern 15E
Bar-tailed Godwit 5E
Whimbrel 31E
Swallow 7 in off
House Martin 1