Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Purple Sandpipers

Dungeness - 0930hrs - mild, sunny, w2 - The usual melee of Gannets, divers, grebes, gulls and auks (including a few Razorbills) feeding just offshore, while the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was present on the shingle.
Hythe - 1330hrs  - Called in at the hotel Imperial where 5 Purple Sandpipers were roosting out the high tide on the usual sea defence blocks.
Lade Bay - A couple of checks of the bay today for the reported seal pup drew a blank. Over 500 Oystercatchers from the tavern, plus a scattering of Knots and Barwits and 3 Brents.

Red-throated Diver, Dungeness. Purple Sandpipers, Hythe

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