Dungeness - 1000hrs - cloudy, drizzle, n2 - Another dismal morning with low cloud and rain, but brighter by mid afternoon - Wandered down to The Patch where at least 5 Little Gulls were feeding around the boil along with 100 other regular gulls, while way offshore on Rye Bay a flock of 500 scoters was noteworthy. From the seawatch hide a few Gannets and Kittiwakes on the move plus one flock of 110 Brents westwards.
Scotney - Plenty of activity on the grassy fields where all the usual hundreds of Golden Plovers, Lapwings, Wigeon and feral Barnacle and Greylag Geese present. Also, 2 Shelducks, 10 Dunlins and 2 Redshanks. The Long-tailed Duck was viewable from the bend in the road, but distant, along with hundreds more feral geese and gulls on the water and plovers on the land.
Dungeness - 1430hrs - At the concrete road joined BM for an hour staring at the sea. A few Gannets and Kitts passed down-Channel plus a cracking Bonxie with Dulux-white wing flashes and single figures of Common Scoter, Brents, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Red-throated Diver and Guillemots and 2 redpolls inbound. Nipped down to the Obs to admire a stunning Woodcock in the hand.