Sea Watch from The Point Dungeness with TG 07.30- 10.00:
Great Northern Diver: 2E Auk sp: 301E 266w
Red-throated Diver: 23E 48w Kittiwake: 7E
Gannet: 7 off shore Mediterranean Gull: 3W
Brent Goose: 30E 61w Merlin: 1 in off
Shelduck: 81E 41w Woodcock: 1 in off
Eider: 2E then West Starling: 86 in off
Common Scoter: 15E 62w
Red-breasted Merganser: 5E
As I wandered round the lanes and paths the bushes were alive with 100s Fieldfare and Redwing with good numbers of Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and a few Mistle Thrushes all devouring the Hawthorns. The Thrushes attracted the attention of a Merlin and at least 2 Sparrowhawks. Reaching Midley I relocated the 11 Bewick Swans (6 adults and 5 juveniles).
During the day on the marsh a minimum of 18 Marsh Harriers were seen, 2 Common Buzzards, a Barn Owl at dusk, 1000s of Golden Plover, 1000s of Lapwing, 9 Common Snipe, several Bearded Tits and few Water Rails squealing in the ditches.