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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Splash Point & Cuckmere Haven 9/4/15

The seawatch wasn't as productive as yesterday however there were still plenty of birds moving.

Afterwards visited the Head quickly which only produced two new Blackcaps. Another seawatch in the afternoon was very unrewarding so I walked the Cuckmere and was delighted to find three stunning Garganey on the scrape. 

Splash Point 6.10-11.10
Brent Geese - 850
Shoveler - 18
Common Scoter - 360
Velvet Scoter - 3
Tufted Duck - 2
Gadwall - 5
Red-breasted Merganser - 33
Mallard - 6
Teal - 10
Sandwich Tern - 140
Common Tern - 7
'Commic Tern' - 6
Dunlin - 8
Whimbrel - 4
Gannet - 3
Red-throated Diver - 9
Diver sp. - 2
Shelduck - 11
Mediterranean Gull - 4
Yellow Wagtail - 1 in off
Tree Pipit - 1 in off
Sand Martin - 2 
Swallow - 3
Great Crested Grebe - 1

Splash Point 3.30-5.30
Little Gull - 5
Sandwich Tern - 42
Brent Geese - 65
Gannet - 3
Common Tern - 6
'Commic' Tern - 2
Mediterranean Gull - 5
Red-throated Diver - 4

Cuckmere Haven
Garganey - 3 (2drks) on scrape and were calling frequently. 
Gadwall - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1 flew north but also perched on fence posts and bushes

 three Garganey on the scrape - a female Teal was associating with this group closely, though I managed to get it out of the image above. 
 Short-eared Owl over the Cuckmere
Barnacle Goose on the scrape

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