Archive for February 4th, 2009

4th February 2009, Wednesday

Record G C Grebe flock?

Roger Norman contacted me to say:
“I see that 2120 were counted off Lade sands on 27th (DBO website) on which morning I counted a minimum of 207 at St. Mary’s Bay ( there were more distant groups faintly see further out but in some murk).”

Pete Rouse commented that on the same day there were still “good numbers” of grebes offshore at Pett.

This suggests to me that there may well be two large grebe flocks in the RX area, and these may constitute the largest winter gathering in Great Britain.