I drove through Shadoxhurst this morning but was unable to find the Waxwings this morning. Which was probably just as well, as driving across Walland a Mistle Thrush, which are usually very skittish was feeding in a Hawthorn hedge, allowed me to pull up beside it and at point blank range let down the window get my camera off the back seat press the shutter and **** ** Err 20 SHOOTING IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO AN ERROR TURN THE CAMERA OFF blah blah!!!!! It would seem the 7D has some reliability problems. Back to be repaired again!!
|View from the Screen Hide|
At the fishing boats from The Point, plenty of Guillemots, Razorbills, Red-throated Divers, Great Crested Grebes, Kittiwakes and Gannets tooing and froing off shore. No sign of the Glaucous Gull in its usual haunts.
On New Diggings 2 Great white Egrets, 6 red head Smew and 4 Goldeneye among the usual wildfowl.
The ARC still holds several 100s each of Teal and Gadwall, smaller numbers of Wigeon, Shoveller and Pochards and Tufted Duck. The Willow Trail is now very wet (Wellies recommended) but holds 3+ Water Rail, 2+ Cetti's Warblers and a Chiffchaff with the Tits.
Water levels on Burrowes Pit are also very high, with nowhere for the Gulls to roost it was no surprise that no Gulls were present. From Dennis's Hide 2 red head Smew and a Great White Egret, from Makepiece 6 Goosanders (1 drake), 2 Smew (1 drake), 100s of usual wildfowl, 30+ Pintail and 2 Marsh Harriers.
Late afternoon from the Screen Hide 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Marsh Harriers, a Bearded Tit called and 6 Goosander flew in, presumably the Burrowes birds. On Walland still 40+ Bewick Swans.