Thursday, 19 April 2018


I was planning on a full day's birding but as things turned out I had to head back home at 08:10 so it was only an early seawatch for me. It was painful to pack up just as four Arctic Skuas flew through, hinting at further promise. One of the other highlights was a flock of 13 Little Gulls which ended up being tracked by observers along the coast as far as Seaford. 140 Common Scoters, three Shelducks, a Whimbrel, a Little Tern, a Fulmar, 65 Sandwich Terns, 16 Gannets, five Dunlin, a Red-throated Diver, four Mediterranean Gulls, three Kittiwakes and 32 Common(/'Commic') Terns also flew through. 97 Linnets flew along the beach.