Saturday 4 January 2014

Dunge Seawatch

With another strong southerly forecast today myself and Mo went for a repeat performance of Tuesday, starting at the arc pits, and from the Hanson hide we picked up both redhead Smew, a Goosander, a brief Bittern in flight and a 1st winter Kittiwake gave us the impression the sea could be looking good!

From the causeway another Smew and just a single Great White Egret!!  We headed towards the fishing boats and was again greeted by some close Kittiwake action.  A few hours seawatching produced a single BALEARIC SHEARWATER west along with BONXIE, LITTLE GULL, and both BLACK-THROATED and red-throated divers.

Good numbers of Guillemots and a single Razorbill just offshore, and a probable pom just too far out to clinch were best of the rest.

Gave the Hume's a miss thinking it would be a needle in a haystack job.

On the way home the arc pits/new diggings produced two Great White Egrets, BLACK-THROATED DIVER, and smew ended anther great mornings birding.

And also was great to catch up with Shaunboy, Monkey, Redsy, and Mick.

1 comment:

  1. Some lovely shots there, like the 2nd Balearic shot, very atmospheric