Friday, 4 January 2019

Black Redstart

Dungeness - cold, dry and sunny - A brief seawatch this morning from the hide produced the expected large numbers of auks, Gannets, Cormorants and Red-throated Divers offshore, plus four Common Scoter. At the entrance to the estate the years first Black Redstart was feeding around the shacks towards The Pilot along with several Pied Wagtails and a pair of Stonechats.
  Called in at Boulderwall where the fields were full of birds, mostly Lapwing, Coot and Wigeon, plus a few Curlew, Stock Dove and Woodpigeons. Three Cattle Egrets showed intermittently in the distant paddocks, but I could find no sign of any Tree Sparrows on the feeders.
  Next stop Pigwell and another fruitless search for the Woodlark; infact it was pretty quiet all round with only a few Blackbirds, Robins and Goldfinches noted and some sunbathing Rabbits.

                                Sunbathing Rabbit

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