Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Cold and Gloomy Dungeness

In a cold easterly wind a short sea watch from The Point this morning, 09.00-09.30 produced: 71 Gannets E, 6 Kittiwakes E, 2 Guillemots E, 2 Great Crested Grebes E, 1 Red-throated Diver E.
On New Diggings 2 red head Smew, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret and 2 Little Egrets.
On the ARC Pit  6 Goldeneye,  all the common dabblers, 2 Marsh Harriers displaying over the tower, 1 Chiffchaff in the Willow Trail and 4+ Cetti's Warblers singing.
On the reserve a fine drake Garganey on the first pool after Boulderwall Farm, the Long-tailed Duck still from Dennis's Hide, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits on Burrowes, it or another Great White Egret at the back of Hookers Pit with  4+ Marsh Harriers, also a Bittern booming there but no sign of yesterdays Taiga Bean Goose which was apparently associating with Canada Geese, but it reappeared this afternoon per CT.
At Scotney little of note but 1Snow Goose(unknown origin) and 2 more Marsh Harriers.
On Walland 20+ Tree Sparrows in the bushes adjacent to the feeders, 20+ Yellow Hammers and 10+ Corn Buntings by the rubbish pile in Tickers Lane.


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