Overcast, light rain until about early lunch time, brightened up a bit in the afternoon. Wind freshened in late afternoon.
07.30 hours, M.S., Kevin and myself arrived at the 'patch' to do a 2 hour and a half hour sea-watch.
Gannet, all the time, adults, juv, sometimes very close, some even in the patch area.
Kittiwake, 15 +
Common Scoter, 10 flying W 08.27
Great Skua, 20 +, one circled the patch, others very close, all flying W
Artic Skua, 2 came in close to the patch area, 08.30 and 09.30 flying W
Brent Geese, 28 flying E 08.30, 20 flying E 09.17, 86 flying W 10.30
Little Gull, 2 adults,
Artic Tern, 1
Common Tern, lots
Sandwich Terns, lots
Shearwater, distant, Manx ?
Lesser Black-backed Gull
10.30 hours, extended breakfast which included a computer lesson on 'image processing' !
Wait for the results !
Then to the Arc Pits, weather brightening up a bit now.
Everything a bit distant
Golden Plover, 80 +
Ringed Plover, 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Then over onto the RSPB Reserve
Grey Heron, (white, lucistic)
Great White Egret, distant but out in good full view
On the return walk from the Denge Marsh Hide just before dusk, lots of these NEWT ? on the grass paths.
Another 'not good for photos' day, but still enjoyed every minute !