09.30- 10.20 an uninspiring watch at The Point from the comfort of my car:
Red-throated Diver: 12W 5E 6+on sea
Great Northern Diver: 1W
Great Crested Grebe: c50 off shore
Brent Goose: 22E
Little Gull: 1 off shore
Guillemot: c50 off shore
Lunchtime a Great White Egret flew over Plodland heading for Scotney.
This afternoon on Walland 2 Marsh Harriers and the usual Tree Sparrows at Baynham Farm. The good news is that the farmer has started dumping seed again in Tickners Lane with immediate results, as I counted 32 Yellowhammers, 4 Corn Buntings, 20+ Chaffinches and 6 Greenfinches as well as a few Stock Doves.
Dengemarsh and the flooded Hayfield this afternoon.
Late afternoon at Scotney 4 Scaup, the Black-necked Grebe, another Marsh Harrier and the Great White Egret on the back lake.