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Bare prom

Posted by howard 
Bare prom
February 03, 2018 09:49AM
Bare prom late report
31st Jan 10.45
Whooper Swan 5 flew south over prom.

Re: Bare prom
February 04, 2018 06:13PM
Scalestone and Teal Bay 1045 to 12.15 High lights.
Little Egret 1
Knot C160
Curlew C190
Black-T-Godwit 12
Great-C-Grebe 1
Ringed Plover 21
Dunlin 27
Cormorant 1 ad
Eider 223

Broadway 15.15 Quick look
Eider C300
"I only found Eider"


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2018 06:13PM by howard.
Re: Bare prom
February 04, 2018 06:42PM
Interesting Jeff - so the Scaup flock did not reach north of the Stone jetty as they were ahead of most of the Eider in the inshore tidal flow. Wouldn't have expected the Velvet Scoter from there - the line was up the Kent channel, therefore JBP possibilities
Re: Bare prom
February 05, 2018 12:13PM
A friend of mine watching the chough, was told the Scaup were at Hest Bank but didn't find them there.

Jeff B
Re: Bare prom
February 05, 2018 03:37PM
He was told they might theoretically be at Hest Bank at HT if it is the same person. No sign today
Re: Bare prom
February 06, 2018 05:57PM
Boating pool 14.30 to 14.45
Ringed Plover 28
Dunlin 12
Turnstone 1
Redshank 31
Knot 6
Curlew 3
Red-Breasted Merganser 1 pr
Wigeon 14
Great Crested Grebe 1
Eider 24
Oystercatcher C200
Shelduck 13
Black Headed Gull 7
Lesser-B-B Gull 2 ad, 1 2nd/cy
Starling 3

Scalestone Point 14.55 to 15.00
Eider 1 male
Great Crested Grebe 2
Lapwing 1
Wigeon 5
Oystercatcher C50

Teal Bay 15.15 to 15.35
Eider 107 out
Lapwing C40
Oystercatcher 110
Dunlin 33
Turnstone 1
Curlew 2
Wigeon 27
Shelduck 11
Red Breasted Merganser 1 pr might have
been the pair from the boating pool.

Found a carcass of a male Wigeon.

Re: Bare prom
February 06, 2018 08:04PM
Presume like Heysham you couldn't see through the murk for checking the Main eider rafts although it was clearing up a bit when they reached you
Re: Bare prom
February 06, 2018 08:10PM
They must have been further out. I only had
my binoculars as I had my dogs with me.

Re: Bare prom
February 06, 2018 10:09PM
Pete - the birder I referred to was female but she possibly got it from the guy you saw.

Eider this afternoon, as the murk rose, were strung out in a huge arc viewed from Bare, stretching from down towards the stone jetty to right up to Jenny Brown's Point. Unfortunately I am not up to carrying the scope yet so, like Jeff, was only relying on bins.

Jeff B
Re: Bare prom
February 07, 2018 04:26PM
Jeff - yes speculative comments can often end up chinese whispered in this fashion!
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