Saturday, 20 February 2016

Strong westerly wind and drizzle made for a thoroughly miserable day at Dungeness today. 
 Feeding Frenzy!
09.00-10.00 from the fishing boats: 
Brent Goose: 20E
Common Scoter: 1W
Red-throated Diver: 5E        13W
Great-crested Grebe: c40 present
Fulmar: 3W
Gannet: 4E   15W
Cormorant: c200 present
Turnstone: 4 on beach
Caspian Gull: the regular 1w bird at the puddles
Glaucous Gull: the regular 1w bird at the puddles
Kittiwake: 43W
Guillemot: 223W
Razorbill: 1W
Auk sp: 32W
 Whiting swallowed whole
North Thames U6ST in the puddles
On the reserve both Long-eared Owls showing today per SB. From the entrance track 3 Smew including the drake, along with 100s each of Lapwing and Golden Plover. At a windswept Scotney the usual feral Geese on the sward with 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin and 2 Curlew. A wander around Pigwell saw nothing of note.

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