ARC/New Diggings - 1030hrs - The drake Smew and Black-necked Grebe remained on their respective waters and a GWEgret flew over the causeway road.
Faggs Wood - 1100hrs - mild, dry and sunny - Cracking morning for a wander in the woods with Pat and Barney. Most of the usual woodland species noted around the car park area including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Long-tailed and Coal Tits (where have all the Marsh Tits gone?). Further into the wood, in the birch plantation, managed to locate a pair of Bullfinches, which have to be one of our smartest birds, while a few Redpolls and Redwings passed overhead. Good to hear plenty of Song Thrushes in song.
There was no sign of the Great White Egret on the canal by the Hamstreet garden centre.
Littlestone - 1430hrs - Two Short-eared Owls were hunting over the golf course this afternoon and managed to locate 9 of the usual bay waders on the sands with only Ringed Plover remaining elusive.