Tuesday, 19 April 2011

19th April, 2011. Beachy Head. Part cloud, warm SE 2

RDME was joined by RHC, RES, RKH & KH for a sea watch from 06.00-09.30. The following was recorded from Birling.
RHC had a female Redstart in Hodcombe yesterday, our first for the year.

Red Throated Diver 9 E
Gannet 10
Brent Goose 101 E
Common Scoter 1483 E
Velvet Scoter 21 E
Red Br. Merganser 3 E
Whimbrel 47 E
Pomarine Skua 1 E
Arctic Skua 12 E
Med Gull 2 E
Little Gull 10 E
Sandwich Tern 140 E
Commic Tern 229 E
Black Tern 3 E (first for the year).
Auk sp. 3 E
Raven 1

An evening seawatch from 5.15pm to 8.15pm produced:

Diver sp. 3E
Red-throated Diver 10E, 2 on sea
Red-necked Grebe 1E at 7.45pm ex.
Grey Heron 1E
Brent 2E
Shelduck 7E
Scoter 33E
Arctic Skua 8E
Mediterranean Gull 4E
Little Gull 239E ex.
Sandwich Tern 21E
Commic Tern 88E
Curlew 1E
Whimbrel 56E
Swallow 1 in off

Cetacean sp. 6
Bat sp. 1