Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another Day at Dungeness!

07.55-08.55 from the fishing boats:
                                              Up Channel                Down Channel
Red-breasted Merganser:                                                  1
Red-throated Diver:                                                         11
Great Northern Diver:                                                       1
Great-crested Grebe:                            24 around   
Gannet:                                  37          62 feeding         138  
Cormorant:                                          Present n/c
Oystercatcher:                         2
Turnstone:                               2
Great Skua:                                                                       1
Black-headed Gull:                        Many Present
Mediterranean Gull:                             4 around
Herring Gull:                                  Many Present
Great Black Backed Gull:              Many Present
Lesser Black Backed Gull:             Few Present
Kittiwake:                                                                       27
Auk Sp:                                                                            2
Stonechat:                                            2 by boats
Common Stonechat & Dartford Warbler(at least 2 present) Kerton Road triangle
The Grey Stonechat Kerton Road Triangle
This afternoon on the reserve Ring-necked Duck,Great White Egrets, Cattle Egret, Little Egrets, Marsh Harriers, Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls, more North Thames colour ringed Herring Gulls, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, 2 Kingfishers and Long-eared Owl all seen despite the at times torrential rain.
As I arrived home late afternoon 2 Bewick Swans flew over my house towards the lakes presumably to roost.

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