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Friday 6 April 2018

Splash Point 6/4/18

A long week at work where being on earlies hasn't worked out well for me with several good seawatches since it was my turn on Monday. However, finished early today and headed down for an afternoon stint alongside Richard and David who had been present since 7am. Not too much for me but a steady movement of Terns, Divers and eventually Little Gulls.

Totals between 2pm - 6pm are as follows:

Sandwich Tern - 145
Common Scoter - 223
Red-throated Diver - 32
Diver sp. - 8
Commic Tern - 75
Swallow - 3 in
Whimbrel - 3
Red-breasted Merganser - 1
Shoveler - 2
Little Gull - 47
Curlew - 1
Arctic Skua - 2

I've been to the Cuckmere a few times this week but very little to mention. A Willow Warbler and a few Chiffchaffs have been around Foxhole, whilst a group of four Wheatears were near the scrape, but that's really about it.

On the 3rd I did another seawatch in the afternoon from 1pm - 3.30pm with the following seen:

Red-throated Diver - 50
Common Scoter - 152
Mediterranean Gull - 10
Sandwich Tern - 32
Brent Geese - 82
Black-headed Gull - 313
Little Gull - 5
Red-breasted Merganser - 2

Thankfully I've now got five days off and with promising winds throughout for seawatching and arriving migrants it should be a good spell.

Willow Warbler at Foxhole Farm
Wheatear in the Cuckmere
Stonechat in the Cuckmere