Saturday, 24 April 2004

24th April 2004 Beachy 6.30am – 1.30pm. Sunny with light onshore SE breeze from c.9am to high tide just after midday

Red-throated Diver c.2E
Black-throated Diver c.4E
Great Northern Diver 1E (11.30am) Only seen in silohette but looked very large with long large triangular feet projecteing well beyond the rear of the bird. Head and neck looked solid. Head held slightly ‘down’. Flew quite high above the surface of the sea.
Fulmar c.20
Gannet c.50E
Cormorant c.5
Brent Goose c.6E
Eider c.12E
Scoter c.50E
Common Buzzard 2 circling over Burgess Hill
Avocet 2E
Bar-tailed Godwit c.100E with many in fine s/p
Whimbrel c.20E
Bonxie 3E
Arctic Skua c.12E
Black-headed Gull c.35E
Mediterranean Gull 1E 1st-s
Sandwich Tern c.50E
Commic Tern c.50E
Guillemot c.3 on sea
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.20
Blackcap 1
Whitethroat c.15
Willow Warbler 1
Tree Sparrow 1 calling from the tops of bushes alongside Belle Toute Wood
Linnet c.20
Goldfinch c.10