Wednesday, 29 April 2015

29th April, 2015 Beachy Head Part cloudy, clear and cool SW 5-6

With a cold front and rain forecast for later, we decided on a sea-watch in the hope for a movement ahead of the front. We sea-watched from 06.30-09.30 and a reasonable movement occurred, we then covered Belle Tout wood, Hotel Garden and Icky Ridge but just the odd migrants were seen.

Red-throated Diver 2 E
Shag 1 E
Gannet 15 E and 4W
Brent Goose 118 E
Canada Goose 2 E
Shelduck 2 E
Common Scoter 59 E
Bar-tailed Godwit 16 E
Whimbrel 10 E
Bonxie 7 E
Arctic Skua 4 E
Kittiwake 470 E
Black-headed Gull 13 E
Mediterranean Gull 2 ads. E
Sandwich Tern 40 E
Commic Tern 4 E
Auk Sp. 9 E

Still a few Brents moving east.