Saturday, 2 November 2019

Widewater (2 November)

Saturday 02 November. With very strong SW winds (gusting to 50 mph) I tried seawatching from Widewater. Hut 32 provided some shelter from the wind and some heavy showers and I stuck it for 90 minutes. During that time, often in poor visibility, I saw 2 Great Crested Grebes, an adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Red-throated Divers flying quickly east and a Brent Goose, 3 auks (one appearing to be an oiled Razorbill), 16 Gannets and a Shag flying west. Six Common Scoter were on the sea just offshore (although initially only 3 were noted) and during the heaviest shower 3 Ringed Plover were present on the beach.
Ringed Plover on the beach at Widewater, focusing not helped by the conditions
Friday 01 November. Megan and I took Cookie for a walk beside Southwick Canal where we saw 2 Greenfinches and a Grey Wagtail.

Thursday 31 October. Megan and I took Cookie to Brooklands where we saw 10 Teal, a Little Grebe, 14 Long-tailed Tits, a Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests and a Grey Wagtail.

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