Friday 11 March 2011


Dungeness - 0730hrs -Warmish, dry and sunny, W2 - Found what was probably a migrant Firecrest in the lighthouse garden. If there`s a smarter bird on the British List then I`d like to see it (OK, so Beardies are neat, but you know what I mean). Marshman also had one in his garden today and there`s still one showing (more off than on) by Christmas Dell. Not much else though apart from five Song Thrushes in the trapping area, singing Mipit along the power station wall and a fed up looking Kestrel on the crow trap.
Galloways - 1400hrs A pair of Stonechats back on the scrub at long last.
Denge Marsh - 1430hrs Checked the flood which held 5 Redshanks, 7 Dunlin, 100 Wigeon and a scattering of Teal, Shoveler and Shelduck. Loads more Grey Lags and Wigeon by the farm.
ARC - 1530hrs  - Dipped the Penduline again in front of Hanson (but saw the digi-pics, thanks chaps..). Smew and Slav Grebe still on the water. Elsewhere on the reserve today Sand Martin and Wheatear, and the Glaucous Gull remains faithful to the fishing boats on the point. 

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