Monday, 25 April 2016


Dungeness - cold, overcast, w 2 - 0730-0900 hrs - A session from the seawatch hide delivered very little apart from a trickle of terns and Gannets, plus 100 Common Scoters, 50 Brents and a distant Bonxie. Black Redstart and Wheatear noted on the power station wall.
  With Tony, Pam and Jill from Dorset down for a weeks birding, this afternoon we commenced back at Dungeness where Wheatears, Linnets, Pied Wagtails, Mipit and Skylark were all located opposite Jarman`s. At a private garden nearby we had good views of Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap and Dunnocks. A flock of 20 Linnets were feeding on the sward by the road to the Obs, but we dipped on the Black Redstart around the power station.
  Two hours of seawatching, first from the fishing boats and later from the hide, delivered very little apart from the obligatory Gannets, Common and Sandwich Terns, plus 2 Brents, a Common Scoter and a smart Razorbill on the sea.
Boulderwall - An evening visit in the rain for Barn Owl drew a blank, although Marsh Harrrier and Kestrel were noted.

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