Monday, 9 April 2012
Seaford seawatch (09 April 2012)
Seawatching with Martyn Kenefick at Seaford from 06:50-10:50 produced the following going east: 2 unidentified divers, 174 Brent Geese, 222 Common Scoter (although most were too distant to have identified any Velvets amongst them), 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Great Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas (all dark morphs), 21 Mediterranean Gulls (most adults), 50 Sandwich Terns and 4 unidentified auks. Six Swallows also flew in. Thanks to Mick for suggesting we'd be better off watching from the Martello shelter rather than on the groyne at Splash Point as we wouldn't have lasted 4 hours in such unpleasant conditions otherwise.