08.35-10.05 at The Point:
Red-throated Diver: 200+
Gannet: c40 off shore
Common Scoter: 26W 9E
Velvet Scoter: 17W with 15 Common Scoter
Kittiwake: c100 off shore
Mediterranean Gull: 2W
3w Glaucous Gull: 1 on beach
Auks: c5,000 tooing and froing
From Hanson 2 red head Smew, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Marsh Harriers hunting the reed beds. In the Willow Trail still dozens of Redwing, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests and 2 water rails squealing.
At Scotney still many Wigeon but little else of note.
The 7 Barnacle Geese that maybe the real deal still viewable from the reserve entrance track c600mts north west of Boulderwall farm, while round the farm c30 Tree Sparrows.
At Midley on Walland Marsh 176 Bewick Swans (42 juveniles), 2 Whooper Swans, a Black Swan and 2 Marsh Harriers. Another good day with 85 species recorded on the peninsular today.
On the way home driving through Shadoxhurst a Barn Owl swept across the road.