Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Same old stuff

Dungeness - 0845hrs - mild, cloudy, w 4 - For a change of scene we went out to the point first thing and walked along the foreshore from the lighthouse to the boats and back. After a natter with PB on the concrete road a scan of the sea revealed plenty of Gannets offshore, a few Kittiwakes, Red-throated Divers and auks, plus all the usual gulls and hundreds of Cormorants rounding the point into Rye Bay. The gull roost on the shingle contained at least one adult Yellow-legged Gull.
Causeway Road - The usual two Great White Egrets were around the pit margins, plus small numbers of common ducks on the lakes. Two Marsh Harriers were working the reedbed edge on ARC where they disturbed a Kingfisher.
Lydd - The two Cattle Egrets look set for the duration of the winter in the cow field in Dengemarsh Road, while another Great White and two Little Egrets were on Brett`s Pit.
Other local news included the wild swans and Bean Geese on Walland Marsh and the Snow Bunting reappeared on Greatstone Beach opposite the Jolly Fisherman (OL).

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