Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Dartford Warbler to end the year!

Dartford Warbler at Pigwell this afternoon! (taken with the happy snapper)
A long wander around the fields at the back of Scotney this morning, in the hope of stumbling across Alan's Little Bustard proved fruitless. However it was a beautiful, windless, frosty morning with other birds to look at. The flock of 18 Egyptian Geese still in there favoured field, 3 Tundra Bean Geese dropped in, c 100 Tree Sparrows were in the set aside with a few Corn Buntings, Reed Buntings and Skylarks, several Marsh Harriers were around, c100 Golden Plover and numerous Greylag Geese.
A text from CT about a Dartford Warbler at Pigwell a scarce bird on the peninsular, fortunately I was nearby and had good views of it, but missing my 1d and 400DO.
This afternoon on Walland the Bewick Swan herd as risen 79 with the Whooper Swan and 3 Bean Geese for company. In Lydd the Cattle Egrets had returned to there normal field after moving to Brickwall Farm per MH & CT.
Late afternoon on Scotney the 2 Black-necked Grebes and 1w drake Scaup still.
A good year on the Peninsular for me seeing 227 species with the most notable miss being Brambling and the Bee-eater debacle, however I would have swapped them all to have been with DW as the Ross's Gull flew past. 

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