Sunday, 31 December 2017

Last rites of 2017

Lade - wet and windy - A dreadful day throughout with persistent heavy rain on a brisk south-westerly wind; the only saving grace is that its mild. The two regulars (Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe) remained on south lake and should be available for anyone attempting a NYD bird count tomorrow, although we may be deferring ours until Tuesday due the weather forecast.
  Elsewhere around the peninsula there are the usual range of winter visitors including a handful of Bewick`s Swans in the fields near Lydd, gulls on Burrowes (an Iceland yesterday, per PB) but as yet a lack of any wild geese and Smew.
  Good birding to one and all for 2018.

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