Monday, 24 July 2017

 Little Owl, Lydd Camp.
Another quiet day on the peninsular, 1 Little Owl was showing at Lydd Camp being harassed by a Mistle Thrush. On the reserve Several Common Sandpipers, at least 1 each of Green and Wood Sandpipers though elusive, also several each of Redshank, Little Ringed and Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, a Greenshank  and 2 Great White Egrets. A Bittern was seen at Denge Marsh by MH the first for a while.
The ARC was unsurprisingly poor today, due to the antics of 2 juvenile Marsh Harriers that constantly flushed everything. Mid afternoon at the fishing boats very little on the sea in the strong NW wind. Late afternoon 100s of Sand Martins and Swifts appeared over the lakes ahead of some rain clouds.
 Common Sandpiper
The MV has been quite poor the last couple of nights the highlights being Scarce Bordered Straw and Bordered Straw.
 Scarce Bordered Straw
 Bordered Straw
A very rare Shining Marbled that came to Ben Lewis trap at Dungeness last night.

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