Monday, 18 January 2016


Dungeness - cold, sunny, dry, se 5 - A bitterly cold morning with a rasping south-easterly coming in off the sea making for difficult viewing from fishing boats. We joined CP and BM where the main event was 950 Razorbills offshore and moving west in two hours, plus 120 Red-throated Divers and a steady trickle of Guillemots, Gannets, Kittiwakes, 2 Fulmars, plus 10 Brents east and a Grey Seal.
Just as we were about to pack up the 1st winter Glaucous Gull flew by and settled down on the beach with the Black-backs by the new lighthouse.
The relief lifeboat, RNLB Corinne Whiteley, cut a dash as she came across the bay from Dover way, rounding the point at high speed and pushing flocks of auks and divers off the sea as she went by.

                                1st winter Caspian Gull, Dungeness

                                1st winter Glaucous Gull, Dungeness

                               RNLB Corinne Whiteley, Dungeness

Lade - Pretty much the same as yesterday here with the Slavonian Grebe on south lake amongst the Coots.

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