Saturday 19 February 2011

In Memory

Lade - 0900hrs - Wet, overcast, misty, SE3 - Nothing much of note here apart from 15 Goldeneyes on north pit.
Dungeness - 1000hrs A gathering of Dungeness regulars raised a glass of very nice Polish vodka this morning to coincide with Ray Turley`s cremation in Goa. The weather at the point was foul, but the brisk south-easterly blew plenty of Gannets and Kitts close to shore as the Glaucous Gull patrolled nearby. Ray would have appreciated a Bonxie putting in an appearance, as skuas were his favourite seabirds.
RSPB Reserve - 1100hrs Trudged around the pits in awful weather conditions seeing very little apart from the expected wildfowl. No sign of the Penduline Tit over the road on ARC, but ten Smew and a flying Bittern from the Screen hide brightened up an otherwise depressing day.

                                                           Farewell old friend

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