Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Divers

The Point, Dungeness 08.00-09.30:
Great Northern Diver: 1 on sea                        Starling: 100 in
Red Throated diver: 77w  5E                          Guillemot: 4w
Gannet: 3w                                                       Auk sp:  61w
Shelduck:  2w 1E                                             Kittiwake: 7w  2E
Teal:  2w                                                          3w Glaucous Gull: 1 on beach
Wigeon: 4w                                                      Yellow-legged Gull: 1 adult on beach                                                 
Common Scoter: 1w                                          Black Redstart: 1 on beach

Record of Great northern Diver. A surprisingly rare bird at Dungeness.



 In the ARC car park 2 Bramblings feeding with c10 Tree Sparrows and 15 Chaffinches. 2 Marsh Harriers over. A walk around the Tower Pits produced 3 Common Snipe, 4 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff of note.
2 Great White Egrets on New Diggings viewable from the causeway with another on Burrowes Pit, also 4 Goldeneye there and 4 Marsh harriers over the Open Pits
This afternoon at Scotney c2000 Lapwing, c1000 Golden Plover, c500 Greylag Geese and the feral Barnacle Geese.
Across Walland Marsh c1000 Fieldfare, c200 Redwing and 3 Marsh Harriers of note. No sign of the Whooper Swans at Midley. At the rubbish heap in Tickners Lane 6 Yellowhammers and c50 Chaffinches.

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