I must go down to the sea again...

Two bouts of sea watching, in the company of Martin C, Tony G and Paul T were lively affairs, dominated by Kittiwakes (over a thousand heading west), Gannets and auks, but also boasting a trickle of Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Pomarine Skuas and a Black-throated Diver.

Rarest bird of the day was seen on the RSPB reserve with Mark H. A couple of weeks ago, while at Hookers, he saw a leucistic Bittern fly over the reed bed. This morning I was fortunate enough to see this milky coffee coloured apparition.

The Met Office are suggesting a period of SSE to E winds well into next week. There are no complaints from me on that forecast!


Gosh I've never seen a bittern let alone a leucistic one. Must be quite a bird.
Steve Gale said…
It was Simon. Most probably a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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