Sunday, 18 November 2012

Harrier Roost

In Faggs Wood this morning most the common woodland birds were coming to the seed on the fence in the car park until the dog walkers arrived.

 At Lade north pit the Long-tailed duck was present though some what skittish. No sign of the Ruddy Ducks that had been there for a while which probably explains the Long tailed Ducks behaviour.
At The Point very quiet on the sea, on the beach the Glaucous Gull and Yellow-legged Gull still present. The Snow Bunting was still at Littlestone Golf Course per (BH)
2 Great White Egrets on New Diggings with another on the ARC Pit and another on the canal at Hamstreet (BB). At the pines 6+ Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpeckers and 2 Marsh Harriers.
At Midley the 2 Whooper Swans back with the Mute Swans in the Kale field. Nearby still 1 Brambling with the Tree Sparrow Flock.
The Harrier roost count was again disappointing at the reed bed I watch. The same as last month no Harriers roosted there tonight, but a minimum of 12 Marsh Harriers flew over towards a nearby roost also an adult male Hen Harrier. Presumably the Scotney Common Crane was relocated in private area of the marsh.

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