Saturday, 22 November 2014

Not a bad day!

After a lay in I arrived at the fishing boats as AJG and BM were leaving, I quickly joined them when they told me how little they had seen in an hour there. We had a wander around the trapping area seeing a few Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs, but best of all a Woodcock flushed my first this year.
Driving back across the causeway 5 Great White Egrets and 3 Little Egrets could be seen on the New Diggings.
On Walland Marsh a single Bewick Swan with some Mutes at Old Romney, at Hawthorn Corner 200+ Fieldfare, 15+ Tree Sparrows at Midley. 
 Bewick Swan
This afternoon On the ARC from The Screen 4 Goldeneye and 2 Great White Egrets of note, but no sign of any Slavonian Grebes or the Smew.
From the entrance track to the VC, 5 Greater White-fronted Geese with Canada Goose flock, also a Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Kingfisher.

 Caspian Gulls
Staring into the gloom from Makepiece I saw 2 adult Caspian Gulls, 2 Goosanders, a Black-necked Grebe of note, also all the usual common wildfowl. No sign tonight of the Cattle Egrets coming to roost.

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