Hurlstone Pt 7.45-10.00 chilly NE breeze
16 Red Throated Divers
29 Common Scoter
17 Auk sp
6 Guillemot and a harbour Porpoise
Aldermans Barrow,100+ Golden Plover
Croydon Hill,2 Crossbill
On a calm morning at Hurlstone a flock of eight Eiders flew up-Channel - it might be worth someone checking the Hinkley Point outfall tomorrow. Also 11 Red-throated Divers and 33 Common Scoters. A number of auks on the water mainly Guillemots of which there were about 40. The feeding in the Channel must be good at the moment given the number of gulls spread right across the water towards S. Wales, Common Gulls being in the majority on the Somerset side. A Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seal close into the Point.
Later a flock of 18 Common Crossbills and two Woodcock on Croydon Hill
Two Long-tailed Ducks on the sea at times no more than 10m off the cliff at Hurlstone Point this morning before flying off east. The first Black-throated Diver of the year from here flew west at 10:10. A total of 39 Red-throated Divers flew back up-Channel on the rising tide. It has been a good period for Common Scoters off here as well with 53 seen. The number of auks and gulls were less than there have been here in recent days.
Two Harbour Porpoises and Grey Seal from here as well
After we had such a productive morning on the Point i just couldnt resist an afternoon session, but things had slowed up with only 4 Red throated diver and a Diver sp , one observation i made was all 5 diver were either on the sea or came and landed on the sea ,perhaps they were having one last feed before dark or they just go to bed early