A pre-work and post-work look off Maer Rocks today produced 5 Red-throated Divers, 13 Brent Geese, 4 diver sp, 1 male Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, at least 9 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and my first Fulmar of the year, heading distantly south.
Off Mudbank - 6+ Great Crested Grebes, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Pintail and, on Cockle Sands, 111 Grey Plovers, 50 Knot and 5 Sanderling. Really good to meet Phil today.
A 'last knockings' look off Shelly Beach revealed the Slavonian Grebe (off Cockwood), 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and 165+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese.
A couple days ago, on the 19th, a dawn sea-watch from the raised beach huts produced 23+ Red-throated Divers, c100+ Gannet, several Kittiwakes, 3 Great Northern Divers and 2 diver sp. Off Mudbank - 70 Shelducks and 10 Wigeon.