Sunday, 27 May 2018

A Slow Drowning!

05.30-09.30 many thanks to AJG for collating the numbers:
Wigeon: 8E
Common Scoter: 165E
Fulmar: 7E
Gannet: 67E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 13E
Arctic Skua: 1E
Mediterranean Gull: 4E
Kittiwake: 8E
Sandwich Tern: 80E
Common Tern: 283E
Black Tern: 14 in
Swift: 1 out
Swallow:2 IN
Harbour Porpoise 4+
A Serin was seen and heard near the new lighthouse by OL but disappeared as quickly as it appeared which is usually the case with this species at Dungeness.
Little Gull in the late afternoon sunshine
A mid morning and a late afternoon visit to Burrowes today produced of note a Garganey, 4 Little Gulls, 9 Sanderling, 15 Curlew, a Whimbrel, 4 Turnstone,  2 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover and several Oystercatchers.
Highlight this afternoon was a Carrion Crow that had the temerity to try and take a Herring Gull chick, it is now an ex Crow, one of the adult Herring Gulls got hold of it and drowned it quite slowly.

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