Lade - The past few days have been perfect for winter birding being cold, dry and sunny with light airs, and mercifully we seem to have missed the fog that's plagued other areas of the region. On the local patch a Slavonian Grebe appears to have settled on south lake along with a range of common wildfowl, plus Smew and Great White Egret coming and going.
Elsewhere, around Dungeness the Ring-necked Duck remained at Boulderwall, a Long-eared Owl roosted intermittently behind the Dipping Pond and the Eastern Stonechat was still in scrub at the Kerton Road triangle. At Scotney White-fronted Geese and a Black-necked Grebe were noted, while the Bewick`s Swan flock at Horse`s Bones Farm increased in number to 25. At Littlestone golf links a Short-eared Owl was reported hunting during the afternoon.