Monday, 23 April 2012

St George`s Day Cuckoo

Dungeness - 0730hrs - cool, cloudy, sse3 - Managed a 90 minute seawatch from the hide that comprised almost as many birds moving west, as east. A steady flow of close Gannets, 100 Common Scoters, 50 Common Terns, 20 auks, 6 Kitts, 6 Brents, 9 Bonxies, 2 Arctic Skuas, 2 Fulmars and a diver. The early watch also had a flock of  22 Little Gulls.
Lade - First Cuckoo of the year seen and heard at the back of south pit plus Sedge, Reed and Willow Warbler. On the walk back a Turtle Dove flew low over the desert heading towards Lydd and was needless to say my first of the year, and then the rain came...

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