Dungeness - 0700hrs - sunshine and showers, sw 5 - An hour in the seawatch hide was slow going with only a few parties of Brents and Common Scoters on the move up-Channel, plus single figures of Med Gulls, Sandwich Terns, Gannets and Fulmars. In the bushes around the old lighthouse there was still a number of Firecrests and Chiffchaffs.
Lade - Cracking views of 2 Firecrests in the garden this morning feeding around the pond, plus several Chiffchaffs and the usual pair of Goldcrests. Over the pits a Great White Egret was tucked away in the reed bed on south lake sheltering from the wind while Firecrests could be heard calling from the willow swamp and fir trees along the coastal gardens.
News from around the bird reserve today included a Bean Goose on Dengemarsh, Smews and Spoonbills on the Boulderwall pools and Black-necked Grebes on New Diggings.