Monday, 23 March 2015

The Patch

Dungeness  - 0730hrs - cold, cloudy, nw 2 - Joined DW in the Patch hide for an hour this morning where a thousand plus gulls, mainly Herring and Black-headed Gulls, were milling over the boil or sat on the beach. Despite a thorough search the only two birds of interest were a hybrid type Black-headed/Med Gull and a 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull.
At least six harbour porpoises were feeding offshore, which eventually attracted several Gannets.
Passerines were in short supply with a Mipit and Pied Wagtail on the power station wall and a Black Redstart in the old lighthouse garden.
Lade - No real change here with a large high tide roost of Black-headed Gulls on south lake and two singing Cetti`s Warblers around the willow swamp of note.
PS: Other local news concerned a Rough-legged Buzzard over Littlestone, mid-morning (TG).  

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