Dungeness - 0900hrs - Cold, overcast, n 1 - Joined a gathering of locals for an hour by the fishing boats surveying a flat calm sea full of birds. Thousands of Guillemots and Razorbills swarmed around the Point and floated by along with hundreds of Kittiwakes, Red-throated Divers, Gannets, Great Crested Grebes and Cormorants. Several shoals of fish attracted plenty of attention, particularly from plunge diving Gannets. Also noted 25 Teal, 10 Common Scoter, 6 Brents and a Shelduck.
Lade - 1500hrs - Low numbers of wildfowl on both pits, although 8 Goldeneye was the best count of the winter so far. An odd looking diving duck on south pit turned out to be a probable aythya hybrid.