Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Velvet Scoter

Dungeness - mild, sunny, s2 - With a weather system originating from the Azores bathing the peninsula in a blanket of warm air it felt curiously unseasonal, but perfect for a wander along the foreshore where the usual gulls and Turnstones were encountered. On the sea a steady flow of Cormorants, Black-headed Gulls and Kittiwakes moved between the bays, plus a few Gannets, Red-throated Divers, three Brents and at long last a Velvet Scoter, which was new for the year.
  A check of the Kerton Road triangle revealed a few Skylarks over, plus a pair of Stonechats and a Dartford Warbler in the broom scrub, although I failed to locate the grey Stonechat.
RSPB - The fields at Boulderwall were packed out with hundreds of Lapwings, Golden Plovers, Wigeon, feral geese, corvids, Stock Doves and Starlings, an incredible sight. The drake Ring-necked Duck remained on Cook`s Pool while the Cattle Egret was lurking in a ditch by the Corral. Also noted Great White and Little Egrets, Marsh Harriers and Kestrel, Mipits and Tree Sparrows.
  Scotney - The Black-throated Diver was still on the lake by the quarry, where also a Black-necked Grebe plus a pair of Ravens over.    

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