Dungeness - mild and windy - Joined the local seawatchers at the fishing boats this morning with a brisk south-westerly wind running up-Channel. Plenty of auks, Great Crested Grebes, Gannets, Kittiwakes and the like were on the move or fishing, some close to shore, plus several Fulmars and two east bound parties of Brents totalling 100 birds. The usual 1st winter Caspian Gull was loafing by the puddles.
Lade - Difficult viewing conditions on south lake today, but the Long-tailed Duck was still present. In the shelter of the willow swamp Chiffchaff, Cetti`s Warbler and Goldcrest noted.