Dungeness - 0845hrs - mild, sunny, sw 2 - At last the wind had dropped, giving a brief respite before the next gale moves through tomorrow. An hour from the boats with DW and PB delivered a trickle of westbound Kittiwakes along with several Med and Little Gulls; there was no sign of the recent Glaucous Gull however. A few Red-throated Divers and Guillemots moved offshore along with all the usual Cormorants and gulls, plus two Fulmars.
RSPB - Around the bird reserve today a single Black-throated Diver on New Diggings, three Smew and ten Goldeneye on ARC and a Black-necked Grebe on Burrowes. All the usual Marsh Harriers enjoying the calm conditions, two Great White Egrets on Dengemarsh and 50 plus Curlews in the fields at Boulderwall.