Sunday, 3 October 2010

Windy Dungeness

Yellow-legged Gull
Seawatching at the point 08.30-09.30, 8 Arctic Skuas W, 2E, 3 Bonxies W, 1 Long-tailed Skua W with another probable, a constant stream of Gannets, Sandwich and Commic Terns, also a Merlin in off the sea and many Swallows and Sand Martins still moving.
On the land a Yellow-legged Gull was in the gull roost but migrants were virtually non existant with the exception of 100s of Meadow Pipits and Gold  Finches with 6 Skylarks over and 7 Chiffchaffs in the bushes.
A walk around the reserve saw a Great White Egret, 1 Ring Ouzel,3 Chiffchaffs but not the Barred Warbler. By the approach road on the way out was a Short Eared Owl sheltering from the wind and rain.

Short-eared Owl

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