Tuesday, 2 October 2018

As you were

Dungeness - mild, cloudy, drizzle, brighter later, NW 3 - A dull grim start to the day which improved temperature wise into the afternoon peaking at 20C. There was little of note on the ground around the point first thing with just a scattering of Stonechats and Chiffchaffs, plus the usual Kestrels and a Raven over. From the seawatch hide plenty of Gannets feeding offshore, plus a trickle of terns, auks, Kittiwake and an Arctic Skua.
Lade - On the sands this afternoon on a rising tide from the Tarvern viewpoint: c500 Oystercatchers, c250 Curlews, 100 Sandwich and 10 Common Terns, 10 Shelducks, 20 Sanderlings, 10 Dunlins, five Barwits and a Mediterranean Gull. On the lakes 19 Shelducks, plus the usual wildfowl and several Chiffchaffs in the bushes by the ponds. 

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