A proper winters morning saw myself CP and MH on the reserve doing a WeBs count. Nothing out of the ordinary was seen though nice views of a Bittern were had from the viewing mound, also 2 Kingfishers were seen on Burrowes. A count of just 17 Cormorants on Burrowes was remarkable, though when we went back an hour later 100s had arrived from Lade bay.
From Cockles Bridge the Whooper Swans still with the Mute Swans.
The 2 Little Owls at Lydd camp trying to hide late morning
Some of the Gulls feeding on the dung heap opposite Herons Park this afternoon
This afternoon a wander down to Denge Marsh Gully was very quiet with a flock c50 Linnets being the highlight.
Late afternoon at the ARC 9 Great White, 4 Cattle and 4 Little Egrets came into roost. 2 Goosander dropped on to the ARC, but best of all was an adult male Merlin putting a spectacular aerobatic display while catching a Starling for its supper.