Sunday, 19 February 2012

Much The Same but I'm Not Complaining

At The Point the usual Auks, Red Throated Divers, Great crested Grebes and Cormorants feeding in shore with Gannets and Kittiwakes off shore. New Diggings from the causeway held at least 2 red head Smew and 9 on the ARC, where 3 superb drake Goldeneye were doing their wonderful head tossing display. The ARC car park was nearly full so I drove back out and went to the visitor centre stopping at Boulderwall to admire the Tree Sparrows basking in the glorious sun shine.
As the visitor centre was packed I plodded back up to Hookers and round the back towards Lydd. During this plod highlights were 1 fly over Bittern up to 4 Marsh Harriers, 6 Common Snipe and 4 Stonechats.
Driving back out a Great White Egret flew over Boulderwall and John and Doreen Cooper pulled up beside me and had a chat.(Twice in a week). From there I went to Scotney where 30+ Geater White fronted Geese and the 2 Pale bellied Brent Geese were still present among the several hundred Greylag Geese. Also a Marsh Harrier,15+ Skylark, 2 Stonechats, 50+ Curlew and 100+ Stock Doves were out in the fields.
On Walland 45 Bewick Swans at midley and 2 more Marsh Harriers.

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