Monday, 7 January 2019

7th January, 2019 Beachy Head Overcast, cool and clear W 2 increasing to 4.

We sea-watched from 08.00-0935 and RAB joined us and he did an additional sea-watch from 10.45-11.15. We also walked the Birling loop but by this time the wind had increased and we saw very little. Another decent passage of Auks with better numbers of Divers which included 2 more Black-throated Divers.
Combined totals of the two sea-watches

Red-throated Diver 41 (36 W, 1 E and 4 on the sea)
Black-throated Diver 2 (1 E and 1 W)
Fulmar 4
Gannet c70 chiefly W
Brent Goose 1 flew in off the sea
Common Buzzard 1
Curlew 9 W
Kittiwake 4
Auk Sp. 970 (740 E, 230W)
Guillemot 25 on the sea
Razorbill 10 on the sea
Stonechat 2
Song Thrush 1