Thursday, 30 December 2010

Gloomy Dungeness

Caspian Gull ?

 First stop Scotney where little was noted due to disturbance by fisherman.  Next stop Galloways Road, where the Rough-legged Buzzard showed itself distantly flying  over the beach then hovering over the beach scrub for a short while before gradually coming closer and closer eventually flying more or less over head and hovering again before appearing to go down near the beach again. A drive over Walland Marsh was frustrating  because of the fog but there were still plent of winter Thrushes there. Next stop Dungeness RSPB where Matt Eade told me there was an adult Caspian Gull Gull from Makepiece Hide. As i was the only one in the hide i found a bird that i presume was the one Matt saw and it certainly looks good but i'm not sure of the underwing detail(hopefully some one will put me right please). Also from the hides were 11 red head Smew, 12 Goosander 3 Bitterns, a Water Rail and 3 Marsh Harriers.  
Smew with Perch

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