Saturday, 18 February 2012


At Dungeness point this morning I pulled behind a DW who pointed out a Yellow Legged Gull in the gull roost and had also seen 5 passerines drop in behind them and thought they might be Snow Buntings. While we were chatting I saw 5 passerines drop onto the beach, shortly after DW spotted a Snow Bunting on the shingle ridge but by the time we had finished scanning the gulls and parked up they had vanished.  In a strong NW wind Auks, Gannets and Red Throated Divers were tooing and froing along with a few 50+ Common Scoter and c20 Velvet Scoter. Also a few Great Crested Grebes 1 Red Breasted Merganser and a flock of 46 Brent Geese flew east as I left the beach.
On the New Diggings 17 Smew (3 Drakes) 5 Goldeneye and a Great White Egret.
Across Walland only 35 Bewick Swans at Midley Tree Sparrows at the usual spots, 3 Common Buzzards perched up and 2 Marsh Harriers.

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