Tuesday 15 March 2011

Foggy Days

Dungeness - 0900hrs A thick fog blanketed the peninsula and didnt lift until midday. On the RSPB reserve still a couple of hundred Shoveler on Burrowes. A flock of 20 Reed Buntings and Pied Wagtails by Firth hide. Had close views of 2 Firecrests at Christmas Dell. A spectacular flock of several thousand Starlings at Boulderwall. Back to the boats in the afternoon and Shortie the Glaucous Gull showed well. 20 Red-throated Divers and 100 Great Crested Grebes on the sea plus a Med Gull east.
Walland Marsh - 1600hrs 25 Corn Buntings at Midley plus a mixed flock of Yammers, Tree Sparrows and Chaffinches by the barn. 50 winter thrushes over, mainly Fieldfares. Ended the day in fine style with 25 Marsh and 4 Hen Harriers coming to roost, including a `grey ghost`.
                                          One or two Starlings at Boulderwall

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