Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bits and Pieces

At The Patch this morning 2 Little Gulls, 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Black Tern probably the same birds that have been there for while.
At the ARC in the company of MH a Cormorant on the small pool by the track to Hanson with something large in its throat that it was trying to disgorge. From Hanson 20+ Dunlin, 3+ Common Sandpipers, 6+ Ringed Plovers, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper which made the day for MH, also 2 Marsh harriers, 2+ Garganey, several Yellow Wagtails, a Hobby and a Ruff at the south end.
At Brett's marina a Black Tern and several Yellow Wagtails and Whinchat at Dengemarsh.
A Plod along Scotney GP found 100+ Yellow Wagtails 200+ Golden plover, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Marsh Harriers also 2 Bar headed Geese among the 100s of Greylags.
Late this afternoon at The Midrips the juvenile Monty's still present along with 2 Marsh Harriers lots of  Dunlin and Ringed Plovers, 1 Knot, 8 Wheatears, more Yellow Wagtails, a steady trickle of Sand Martins and Swallows moving west. On the shore 40+ each of Sandwich and Common Terns.

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