Monday, 10 October 2011

10th October, 2011. Beachy Head Overcast, mild W 6-7

With a strong wind blowing we decided to sea-watch this morning and were joined by RDME. We sea-watched from 07.10-11.10 and recorded the following:

Diver sp. 1 E
Gannet 200+ (170 E)
Brent Goose 65 W
Common Scoter 17 chiefly W
Goosander 1 female very close W
Kestrel 1 coming in off the sea.
Merlin 1 E out to sea.
Curlew 2 W
Arctic Skua 8 E
Skua sp. 2 E
Bonxie 61 E ( A new day record for the Head).
Black Headed Gull 80 feeding in the surf off Birling.
Commic Tern 15
Auk sp 2 E
Swallow 3 W out to sea
House Martin 10 W out to sea.