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Monday, 30 April 2012

Splash Point 30/4/12

Seawatched for most of the day. Times were 5.00-8.15, 9.05-1.05 then 3.05-6.35. A good number of Poms were seen, but movement was quite slow throughout the day. Totals are as follows:
-Pomarine Skua - 18, Arctic Skua - 25, Great Skua - 1
-Little Tern - 4, Arctic Tern - 8, Commic Tern - 199, Sandwich Tern - 53
-Red-throated Diver - 3, Black-throated Diver - 11, Diver sp. - 9
-Sanderling - 23, Dunlin - 4, Bar-tailed Godwit - 91, Whimbrel - 19, Grey Plover - 3, Redshank - 2, Knot - 10
-Little Gull - 2
-Eider - 2 west, Common Scoter - 129, Gadwall - 2, Red-breasted Merganser - 5
-Mediterranean Gull - 1
-Manx Shearwater - 2
-Shag - 1
-Harbour Porpoise - 1 offshore for most of the day.

During the first two sessions I twitched the nearby Great White Egret on Lewes Brooks as I needed it for Sussex. It was a fine bird in summer plumage showing off it red legs.

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