Most of this morning was taken up with WEBs count on the reserve, which was very pleasant though problematic at times looking directly into the low sun. I didn't find anything of particular note though a Kingfisher at Makepiece was nice, less so the 1,328 Cormorants present.
Late morning I joined MH on a trip to Shirley Moor, Appledore, to look for the Great Grey Shrike that has been seen there, needless to say we failed, but I did see quite remarkably my first Yellowhamers of the Year in the UK.
Sunset over Burrowes from Makepiece Hide
This afternoon 3 Cattle Egrets were in a Horse Paddock by the main Dungeness Road, while on Cook's Pool a great White and Little Egret.
The late afternoon Gull roost was a non event, like the last couple of days with less than 150 Gulls coming in before dark.
Yesterday afternoon while staring out to see from the fishing boats I could see 100s of Gannets , Auks and Kittiwakes moving SW several miles out, I thought to myself it would be a good sea watch at Cap Gris-Nez or Le Clipon both sites just across the channel. Below are the sea watch numbers for both sites yesterday, all I can say is WOW!