A quick stop at the southern end of the ARC on my way to the fishing boats saw at least 13 Bewick Swans and 2 Great White Egrets of note.
At the fishing boats the sea was covered in birds, 1,000s of Cormorants and smaller numbers of Great-crested Grebes, Guillemots and Razorbills with Gannets diving in among them all feeding on what must have been a huge shoal of fish very close inshore.
Atmospheric image of 1 of many Gannets at the fishing boats this morning08.00-09.00 from the fishing boats:
Brent Geese: 48 up
Red-throated Diver: 108 down 18 up
Great-crested Grebe: c300 around
Gannet: c150 around
Oystercatcher: 3 up
Dunlin: c200 in a single flock in
Turnstone: 5 on beach
Caspian Gull: the regular 1w bird
Glaucous Gull: the regular 1w bird
Kittiwake: 14 down
Guillemot: c400 around
Razorbill: c200 around
Unusual to see a Flock of c200 Dunlin at Dungeness
1w Glaucous Gull performing at the fishing boats in very poor light
2 visits to Scotney drew a blank on the Red-necked Grebes and the wild Geese. At Pigwell 2 Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest by the sewage works were the best I could find there.
At Lade the Long-tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Dartford Warbler were still in residence today per BD, also The Long-eared Owl was actually showing at the Dipping Pool today.