Thursday, 13 October 2016


A slow sea watch first thing this morning in the company of AJG who kindly collated the numbers:
Brent Goose: 6W   1E
Shelduck: 2E
Teal: 1W
Wigeon: 17E
Red-throated Diver: 3E
Peregrine: 1 flew out to sea
Sandwich Tern: 8E
Arctic Tern: 1E
Mediterranean Gull: 11E
Razorbill: 11E  2W
Auk sp: 5W
Pied Wagtail: 2E
Swallow: 10 out.
A flock of c200 Fieldfare flew North over The Point towards Lade.
Great White Egrets viewed from Hanson Hide
At the ARC 15 Sand Martins and 6 Swallows over the car park several Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests and Cetti's Warblers were alongside the track to Hanson also a Bearded Tit. From the hide 10 Great White Egrets and 2 Snipe but no sign of yesterdays Jack Snipe.
At Scotney c500 Golden Plover and 2 Ruff along with all the usual feral Geese.
Another c100 Golden Plover in fields opposite Herons Park entrance, Dengemarsh Road, also the injured Ruff still present, a Mistle Thrush over and 8 Swallows.
At Dengemarsh the Linnet flock and some Reed Buntings still in the Sunflower field despite the attentions of 2 Kestrels, a Sparrowhawk and a Ring Tail Hen Harrier, also there up to 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, a Raven and another Mistle Thrush.

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