Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Dismal at Dunge!

First thing this morning in the grey half light that seemed to last all day, the 2 Cattle Egrets were still by the cow sheds by the football pitch.
When I arrived at The Point AJG was already watching.
07.15-10.15 with AJG, MH and DW. Thanks to AJG for the records.
Brent Goose: 15 down
Pintail: 3 down
Shoveler: 3 down
Teal:  14 up    69 down
Common Scoter: 5 down
Velvet Scoter: 2 up
Red-throated Diver: 7 up      15 down
Gannet: 95 up
Merlin: 1 up    2 out
Oystercatcher: 2 up
Lapwing: 1 in
Curlew: 1 up
Pomarine Skua: 1 down
Kittiwake: 25 up
Guillemot: 5 up   2 on sea
Razorbill: 2 up      4 on sea
Auk sp:  24 up    57 down
 Cattle Egret at Lydd
Early afternoon at the south end of the New Diggings 3 red head Goosander and 2 Great White Egrets. At south end of the ARC another Great White Egret.
I met MH at Hanson where we saw another Great White Egret on the Cormorant Island and another by the tower with a Little Egret, also red head Smew and 3 Goldeneye. In the bushes a couple of Chiffchaffs were calling.
At Boulderwall another Great White Egret and 2 Marsh Harriers.
From Dengemarsh Hide 2 Marsh Harriers, along with the hordes of Greylags, Canada Geese and Coot.
From Makepeace a Marsh Harrier successfully caught a Coot,and another Great White Egret was on view. A Firecrest was calling by the track to the VC from Makepeace.
 Marsh Harrier makes a Kill!
Great White Egret from Makepeace

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