Wednesday, 13 June 2018


I've spent the last few days blitzing jobs that really needed sorting out, namely finalising the 2017 Surrey records for the London Bird Club and eventually making sense of my 2017 CFBW breeding bird survey. Now that all that has been pretty much completed, I treated myself to an early morning vigil at the Gap this morning. A Lapwing which flew from the beach was definitely the biggest surprise and 132 eastbound Common Scoters included a raft of 115. A Bonxie, five Sandwich Terns, nine Gannets, and a Common Tern were offshore, while other bits included a Ringed Plover, three Oystercatchers, seven Swifts, 13 Black-headed Gulls (noticeable increase), a Little Egret and three Swallows.