07.40-08.40 at the fishing boats, So enthralling I even counted the Cormorants until they turned round and came back, but at least it wasn't raining.
Brent Goose: 41 up
Shelduck: 1 down
Red-throated Diver: 2 down
Gannet: c100 feeding off shore
Cormorant: 728 up (07.40-08.05)
Kittiwake: 28 down
Guillemot: 8 on sea
1 Barrel Jellyfish by boats
Herring Gull TD1T a regular on the beach
Typical view of Bittern from the screenAt the ARC 15+ Tree Sparrows around the car park, a wander up to the Tower produced a Bittern, 2 Marsh Harriers, a Great White Egret, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, a Chiffchaff in the Long-tailed Tit flock, 3 calling Cetti's Warblers and Water Rails squealing from just about every patch of reeds.
An hour staring out from the screen later joined by BB saw at least 3 more Bitterns, 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Goosanders, a Smew, the usual wildfowl and more Water Rails.
At Lydd the 2 Cattle Egrets still in there chosen field. At Scotney the 3 Black-necked Grebes and the 1w drake Scaup.
Some of the 24 Corn Buntings at the seed dump.I spent the afternoon on the marsh, the 84 Bewick and single Whooper Swan still in the field adjacent to Horsebones Farm. At Midley drying barns 10+ Tree Sparrows, 4 Yellowhammers and a few Chaffinches. A little further on at the feeders at least 20 Tree Sparrows, a few more Yellowhammers, 40+ Chaffinches, 40+ House Sparrows and a flock of c100 Linnets.
A dodgy shot of the female Bullfinch
A wander around Coldharbour and the Solar farm saw another 6 Tree Sparrows, c50 Fieldfare, c100 Redwing, 40+ Song Thrushes, countless Blackbirds, 20 Reed Buntings, 8 Yellowhammers, 6 Corn Buntings, a Bullfinch(scarce on the marsh), 2 Stonechat, a Jay, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers and 2 Sparrowhawks.
At the Tickners Lane seed dump 24 Corn Buntings, 30 Yellowhammers, 10+ Reed Buntings, 4 Tree Sparrows another Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.