|Common Buzzard Walland|
The lighthouse garden held just a Robin and a couple of Dunnocks. At The Patch several 100s of Black-headed Gulls with a few Common Gulls and Herring Gulls.
A Great White Egret could be seen from the causeway on the New Diggings.
On the ARC from Hanson 1 Great White Egret, 5 Little Egrets, a Merlin bathing on the far bank, 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 of which was determinedly hovering low over the lake harrying the Coots, 3 Goldeneye including the first smart drake I have seen this winter, Pochard numbers seem to be increasing very quickly with several hundred on the lake.
In the Willow Trail a couple of squealing Water Rails and 2 Chiffchaffs.
In Lydd Wood just a couple of Blue Tits.
Early afternoon at Scotney 1000+ Wigeon and 300+ Golden Plover were of note.