Friday, 28 November 2014


This mornings sea watch carried on where yesterdays finished, very slow. DW and BM for an hour between 08.05-09.05.

Gadwall: 5 on sea?
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 down    1 up
Red-throated Diver: 9 down    3 up
Fulmar: 2 down
Gannet: 6 up
Merlin: 1 around
Kittiwake:  9 up  7 down
Guillemot: 2 down    1 on sea
Razorbill:  8 down    5 on sea
Auk sp: 18 down
I have changed the direction of sea passage to up channel and down channel to keep the purists happy. 
 I spent the rest of the day on Walland Marsh plodding along the Green Lanes, where Fieldfare seemed to be in every Hawthorn along with smaller numbers of Blackbirds and Song Thrushes, but just 4 Redwing. I came across several flocks of Chaffinches and Goldfinches, also Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings, Tree Sparrows but no Brambling. Several Marsh Harriers were seen, 2 Common Buzzards and 2 Sparrowhawks. In the Kale field immediately south of Old Romney the single Bewick Swan has been joined by 4 more all adults.
Late afternoon at one of the Harrier roosts, 2 Marsh Harriers roosted but no Hen Harriers.

Whoops! an expensive repair 

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