Friday, 17 February 2012

A Morning at Dunge!

After the yesterdays excitement today was always going to be an anti climax. A dull drizzly morning at the fishing boats found the sea was full of Guillemots, Razorbills,Great Crested Grebes, Cormorants and a few Red throated Divers. Off shore Gannets were more numerous than of late and a few Kittiwakes patrolled the beach. Again I was unable to locate the Glaucous Gull.
On the New Diggings from the causeway 7 Smew (2 Drakes), 6 Goldeneye and a Great white Egret.
On the ARC from Hanson 9 red head Smew, 8 Goldeneye, plenty of the usual dabbling and diving duck, 300+ Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Marsh Harrier. From the screen 1 Bittern.
A brief visit to the reserve saw the Long-tailed Duck from Dennis's Hide and 2 Tree Sparrows on the centre feeders.
A wander around Pigwell pits found just 1 Little Egret.
Coming back across Walland the Bewick Swan herd numbers  were down to 58

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