At the south end of New Diggings 8 red head Smew among c100 each of Tufted Duck and Pochard and a Great White Egret.
From the Fishing Boats 08.45-09.55
Red-throated Diver: 160+ off shore
Gannet: c100 E + offshore
Cormorant: c400E + offshore
Common Scoter: 26W 30E
Velvet Scoter: 4E
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 on sea
Kittiwake: c120 E
Auks: c 2000E +100s on sea 70/30 split in favour of Razorbills.
At Scotney 1000s of Wigeon, the Barnacle Goose flock but little else of note.
|15 0f the 28 Whitefronts that flew west over Dungeness RSPB|
Out on Walland 100s more Winter Thrushes, 140+ Bewick Swans, 2 Whooper Swans, a Black Swan and a flock of c40 Corn Buntings near Midley. At the feeding station 20+ Tree Sparrows, 30+ Chaffinches, 10+ Greenfinches, 4 Yellowhammers and 2 Common Buzzards. The seed dump in Tickners Lane held another Common Buzzard, 6 Yellowhammers and 8 Corn Buntings. Another good day with 90 species recorded on the peninsular.