Chiffchaff at West Beach
First thing this morning grounded migrants were thin on the ground around The Point. Small numbers of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests, fewer Song Thrushes, 2+ Ring Ouzels, a Mistle Thrush, a Fieldfare, 2 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, a Merlin, c20 Swallows and 2 Woodlark overhead. Other migrants overhead were mostly stratospheric.
Goldcrest at Lloyds
At the ARC 8 Great White Egrets, c100 Golden Plover and a Dunlin among the Lapwings and usual wildfowl. In the bushes there 2 Blackcaps, a few each of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests and several Cetti's Warblers.
At Scotney c500 Golden Plover, a Ruff and all the usual feral Geese.
A very slow hour at the fishing boats this afternoon produced 14.15-15.15
Brent Goose: 2E
Common Scoter: 3E
Gannet; 5E 7W
Sandwich Tern: 1E
Auk sp: 1E
Fox, Dengemarsh Gully
Late afternoon in Dengemarsh Gully a few more Chiffchaffs, 2 Stonechats, a Goldcrest and a Fox basking in the warm sunshine.
Hen Harrier at Dengemarsh very late afternoon
While checking the bushes at Brett's Marina very late afternoon, DW called me to say the Hen harrier that has been around for a while but has steadfastly eluded me was showing well at Springfield Bridge. \A couple of minutes later I was there but no Harrier. After c30 minute wait the Harrier reappeared and showed very well in the failing light.