Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Slim Pickings

Scotney to Pigwell - 0700hrs - cool, cloudy, w4 - Following on from yesterdays gale thought I`d check a few local pits just in case anything had been `wrecked`, but it was largely disappointing with no seabirds of note. Several flocks (totalling around 80) of grounded Yellow Wagtails, a few Mipits, Dunlins, Curlews and Redshanks was about all I could muster.
Springfield Bridge - Cracking views of a female Peregrine from the bridge, which had flushed just about everything off Dengemarsh, the Great White Egret, plus three Wheatears on the ranges. More Yellow Wagtails and Sand Martins over.
Dungeness Boats - Only lasted half an hour as very quiet with a trickle of Gannets, terns and auks, a Little Gull and the Glaucous Gull on the beach.
ARC - 1400hrs - Hardly any waders apart from a few Goldies and Lapwings, Dunlins and a Common Sandpiper. The Goosander was still asleep and the Cattle Egret stuck its head up briefly on the fields by Boulderwall.

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