Monday, 9 December 2013

Green Sandpiper

Mid morning at Scotney in warm sunshine found the Long-tailed Duck still at the Kent end among many Wigeon and Pochard. On the turf the feral Barnacle Goose flock with 100+ Canada Geese and 200+ Greylags. On one of the muddy pools a Green Sandpiper foraging with a Redshank. 
Late morning at the fishing boats, very few gulls on the beach and on the sea 100+ Great Crested Grebes, a few Kittiwakes and Gannets.
This afternoon was spent in the company of MH on the reserve and joined by BH who had just seen 5 Goosander on the ARC. Burrowes held 100s of wildfowl plus the usual Marsh Harriers and a party of 9 Curlew flew through. All we could find of note was 1 red head Smew, a Black-necked Grebe and a Great White Egret.

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