Monday, 26 January 2015


A busy half hour mid morning at the Tickner Lane seed dump, saw 30+ Yellowhamers, 20+ Corn Buntings, 20+ Reed Buntings, 4 Tree Sparrows, 40+ Chaffinches, 50+ Fieldfare,several each of Redwing and Song Thrush, a Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzards, a Marsh Harrier and a Sparrowhawk.
At Baynham Farm more Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrows and Chaffinches, with Goldfinches, Greenfinches and c100 Linnets.
In the field adjacent to Horsebones Farm 84 Bewick Swans, the single Whooper Swan still with the lone Greylag Goose in tow. 
At Scotney the 1w drake Scaup and the 3 Black-necked Grebes eventually appeared from behind the gull island, also usual feral geese but no Whitefronts or Beans.
No sign in 3 visits of the Cattle Egrets in Dengemarsh Road, Lydd.   
1w drake Scaup, Scotney.
Early afternoon on the beach, the sea was very quiet and very few gulls in the roost areas.
The ARC was also very quiet with just 2 sightings of Bitterns, 2 Goosander, a Great White Egret and the usual wildfowl.  

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