With a return to strong NE winds today's efforts were almost entirely shore-based where 6.5hrs of observations produced some excellent totals. Of note were a Pintail, nine Eiders, four Velvet Scoters, 1007 Common Scoters, (mostly in the morning), a Black-throated Diver, two Manx Shearwaters, 272 Whimbrel, (mainly in the afternoon), 764 Bar-tailed Godwits (again in the afternoon), 106 Little Gulls (mostly morning), 13 Mediterranean Gulls, 229 Sandwich Terns, 426 Common/commic Terns and four Arctic Skuas.Three Black Terns, seven Little Terns and 47 Arctic Terns were also of note and new for the year. A Merlin was also seen.
|Eiders Somateria mollissima Dungeness 17th April 2020|
Whilst most birds were passing at some distance this group of Eider
were sufficiently close to attempt a few photos.
Ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and four Brown Hares were seen on the land.