Wednesday, 16 March 2022

16th March 2022 Beachy ESE2 Overcast

With the revised forecast suggesting the promised rain 'down Channel' would arrive later in the day we decided to give Birling another try. Despite the Saharan-sand-haze it proved an enjoyable seawatch with the highlight being 20 Garganey.

Red-throated Diver 27E, 3W
Great Crested Grebe 1W, 2 on sea
Brent Goose 147E
Shelduck 2W
Eider 1E
Common Scoter 85E
Shoveler 1E
Pintail 18E
Mallard 1E
Garganey 20E (4 at 7.25am, 12 at 7.35am & 4 at 8.40am)
Gannet 61E
Arctic Skua 1E at 6.50am
Kittiwake 24E
Mediterranean Gull 5E
Guillemot 1 on sea
Razorbill 2E, 1 on sea
alba Wagtail 3 in off sea
Stonechat 4
Raven 1

Great Crested Grebe off Birling

Red-throated Divers passing Birling

Brent (foreground) and Scoter passing Birling

Brent passing Birling