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Counting period: 07:25 - 09:46
Count type: seawatch
Weather: Wind WSW F2 increasing to F5. Cloud 1/8 increasing to 4/8. Temp. 2C rising to 4C.
Observers: Martin Garner (until 0852 hrs.), Brett Richards (from 0736 hrs.).

SNSN
Red-throated Diver  -  3  Black-headed Gull  2  -  
Fulmar *  -  22  Herring Gull  +  +  
Gannet  +  +  Great Black-backed Gull  +  +  
Shelduck *  -  1  Kittiwake  +  +  
Eider *  2  -  Guillemot  +  +  
Common Scoter *  1  -  Razorbill    +  
Peregrine  1  -    

Totals: 32 individuals, 13 species, 2:21 hours

Present: Red-throated Diver 19, Fulmar 14*, Gannet +, Cormorant 126*, Phalacrocorax carbo carbo 1*, Shag 75, Common Scoter 1*, Common Gull 25, Herring Gull +, Great Black-backed Gull +, Kittiwake +, Guillemot +, Greenfinch 1

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
* = Additional info (on mouseover species)
Comments: Once again something strange happening with Cormorants, with 127 birds being recorded. Before this year there had been no treble figure counts in the first 7 months of the year, but this is the third treble figure count this year (counts of 130 & 337 in February). Presumably most of these are from Hornsea Mere, but why have they never appeared early in theyear like this before? Apart from 1 nominate bird which landed on the sea, unable to identify any to race, but probably mostly sinensis.





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