15 the flock of Waxwings still present in Hestia Way at 07.30 this morning, on my return at 16.30 the flock had grown to 50+ birds.
The first day of spring at Dungeness was once again cold with light NE winds and visibility getting steadily worse during the day.
Sea watching from the Fishing Boats 08.40-09.50 & 14.45-15.05: The Patch c10.30-c11.15
Red throated Diver: 6E 2W Little Gull: 6E
Fulmar: 1W Kittiwake: 8E
Gannet: 137E Mediterranean Gull: 1E
Brent Goose: 219E 3w Glaucous Gull: 1 on beach
Canada Geese: 4 on sea Meadow Pipit: 6 in
Shelduck: 1E Rook: 5 out
Common Scoter: 3W Jackdaw: 5 out
Teal: 3E Harbour Porpoise: 8+
Merlin: 2 in
Ring Plover: 2 on beach
|Just for Steve Gale 1 of 2 at Dungeness today|
Burrowes Pit was very quiet with a red head Smew and 4 Goldeneye the pick of the bunch.
New diggings held the usual Great White Egret and duck Red Crested Pochard was still present. From the causeway 3 Smew (1 drake) could be seen on the ARC and a Marsh Harrier over the road but little else of note.
From Hanson another Marsh Harrier, 3+ Goldeneye, another red head Smew and 2 Peregrines stooping over the lake.