Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hard going in the wind

Dungeness - 0900hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne 5 - Headed off down the point this morning more to give Barney his first stroll since spraining his leg than expecting to see any birds in the brisk easterly. He was full of himself after being confined to barracks all week, springing around like a puppy, what great powers of recovery dogs have. Anyhow, birds, mmm..., well there were hardly any, not on the land anyway with a circuit of the bushes and scrub from the lighthouse to the Trapping Area delivering 12 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Robin and Blackbird, plus 2 Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel. Can we have last weekends weather back, please?
Viz mig comprised a Grey Wagtail, several Yellow Wags and Mipits plus a couple of pulses of Swallows.
A brief scan from the seawatch hide yielded 2 Arctic Skua, 5 Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver and feeding parties of Sandwich and Common Terns in awful glaring light.
ARC - Pretty much the same as yesterday, so Glossy Ibis, Black-necked Grebe, Garganey, RCP and Ruff.

1 comment:

  1. I feel for Barney as I have had the same trouble all week.