Red-throated Diver at the fishing boats early morning08.00-09.00 from the fishing boats:
Up Channel Down Channel
Red-throated Diver: 1 1 on 1
Great-crested Grebe: 7 around
Cormorant: 287 around
Turnstone: 2 on beach
Mediterranean Gull: 9 around
Kittiwake: 136 around
Guillemot: 3 4 on 1
Razorbill: 1 on 1
Auk sp: 4 13
Starling: 110 in
Harbour Porpoise: 2+
Yet another plod around the sea containers and fishing boats up to the Lifeboat Station and back found just 1 Skylark and 2 Wrens.
Red-throated Diver at the fishing boats early morning
At Boulderwall the Ring-necked Duck and Cattle Egret were showing, also a Great White and |Little Egret, Bittern, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard and 2+ Marsh Harriers there.
Snow Buntings at Littlestone Esplanade
A visit to Littlestone saw the 5 Snow Buntings, a Rock Pipit, several Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, also a couple of Stonechats. On the shore Sanderling, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Turnstone's and Oystercatchers.
This afternoon I visited West Hythe with MH to see the Whooper Swan. It is in the field immediately north of the railway line in Botolph's Bridge Road.