Nevertheless it showed well enough through the scope.
It was a first for me in the UK but had seen a couple in Svalbaard last year.
Now then that's that I thought until next morning I find through the magic of Twitter it has relocated to St Mildreds Bay at Westgate so seeking further amusement off to Fannit once more.Late on parade again the ebb tide was sweeping it down towards Margate. I eventually caught up with it but it was still a fair way offshore,but with the sun shining it was much better.
On the walk back to the car there were a few other bits and pieces knocking about on the beach.
Monday November 5th the bird is still there and so was I about half hour later,it took a bit of finding though,started of at St Mildreds then was told it had flown towards Foreness so I went there and worked back towards Margate,I was just about to give up and go home when I found it drifting east down towards the pumping station,so I followed it down eventually joining up with another group of birders under the sewage plant.The sun went in at this point when the bird was at its closest,typical.
Did you think that was it well it wasn`t,just a few more from Botany Bay.