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February 2016 Sightings

6th February 2016 - Work Party

We're holding a work party on the new Observatory Building on Saturday February 6th from 10am till 3pm, we'd love to get as many people as possible, so please come down and help out as much as you can, thanks in advance.

5th February 2016 - Thursday

Mostly cloudy with just a glimpse of the sun and a F3 NW wind.
Sea-watch-07:55-11:05.
On the move were, 4 Teal, 1 Eider, 2 Goldeneye, 78 Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 23 Herring Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 15 Auk sp.
Also present were, 18 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Geese, 1 Coot, 22 Lapwing.

Ringing- 6 House Sparrow.

3rd February 2016 - Wednesday

Mostly Sunny with cloud coming in afternoon with a F3-2 WNW and a light overnight frost
Sea-watch-07:50-11:05.
On the move were 10 Teal, 1 Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 69 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 20 Common Gull, 222 Herring Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 163 Auk sp.
Also present were 23 Greylag Geese, 4 Lapwing, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 52 Woodpigeon.

Ringing- 1 Mallard, 6 House Sparrow.

2nd February 2016 - Tuesday

A very windy day with gale force SW winds but remaining sunny.
Sea-watch- 07:45-14:00.
On the move were, 3 Wigeon, 3 Common Scoter, 15 Red-throated Diver, 3 Fulmar, 90 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 21 Black-headed Gull, 84 Common Gull, 526 Herring Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 183 Kittiwake, 2195 Auk sp.
Also present were, 1 Great Crested Grebe, the first Spring Migrant with a Coot on Canal Scrape, 8 Lapwing, 22 Curlew, 1 Skylark and 1 Snow Bunting on Clubley’s.

Ringing- NIL.

1st February 2016 - Monday

A wild day with near gale force SW winds but bright and sunny most of the time.
Sea-watch- 08:00-12:10.
On the move were 3 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 2 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, 136 Red-throated Diver, 12 Gannet, 54 Herring Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 9 auk sp., 3 Guillemot.
Also present were, 21 Greylag Geese, 300 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Ringing- NIL.

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