Rock-a-Nore seabirds

Several seawatches since the diver spectacular of Jan 1st have gone unreported due to a computer meltdown, but failed to produce any large counts of Red Throated Divers. However 681 auks [probably mostly Guillemots] west on Jan 6th was a “personal best”, and a Slavonian Grebe past on 3rd was a site first for me.

An hours watch from dawn yesterday [11th] produced 104 auks, 77 Kittiwakes, 42 Common Gulls [quite a lot of these around at present], 16 Red Throated Divers , 4 Gannets and a Common Scoter , all west.

The Kittiwake count was exceptional, they are infrequent off Hastings, though less so at present. The picture shows breeding plumage birds at Seaford, those seen locally now have darker heads.

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