Sunday, 26 June 2016

Good to be back!

After being in West Sussex for most of the last 3 weeks, it was good to be back out in the fresh air of Dungeness even nursing a hangover.
09.10-10.10 at The Patch
Gannet:  26W       2E
Cormorant: 16 on beach
Mediterranean Gull: 2  1st summer + 3rd cal yr
Black-headed Gull: c150
Herring Gull: c150
Great Black backed Gull: 7
Lesser Black backed Gull: 3
Common Tern: 3
Swift: 2 in
Harbour Porpoise: 3+
Grey Seal: 1
Late morning at Scotney a Little Owl at the barns also 2 Yellow Wagtails. I didn't get round the back as rain storm forced me back to the shelter of the car.
Early afternoon at Dengemarsh c50 House Martins and a few Swifts and Swallows over the lake, 5+ Hobby's and the usual Marsh Harriers. No sign of the Cattle Egret in the hay fields though several could hide in the tall vegetation of hay field 3. A Yellow Wagtail at Springfield Bridge and another by the Go Cart entrance.
Another sea watch from fishing boats late afternoon was also very quiet.
Gannet: 7W   4E
Cormorant: 5 on sea
Kittiwake: 1 feeding o/s
Sandwich Tern: 4 feeding o/s
Harbour Porpoise: 4+