Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Lade - 1000hrs - mild and miserable - All the usual wildfowl on site plus a Shelduck and 5 Goldeneyes. A large flock of gulls on south pit included 200 Common Gulls. Cetti`s Warbler in song and plenty of small insects on the wing.
Had a drive around the back of Lydd but very few birds in the fields apart from several Curlews and Red-legs. Galloways was also quiet, apart from a couple of Green Woodpeckers and a Kestrel.

                                           Green Woodpecker, Galloways

ARC - 1500hrs - News broke this afternoon of a Dotterel seen in front of Hanson hide. By the time I arrived it had moved over the far side amongst c500 Goldies and was just about viewable. From Screen hide had a closer view noting, the pale breast band and creamy white eye-brow before the whole flock was flushed by a harrier. This was probably the same individual that hung around with the Goldies into late autumn last year.
Three Smews, Kingfisher and Long-tailed Duck still present and 45 Bewick`s Swans flew in just before lights out.

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