Friday 18 March 2011

Penduline Tit

ARC - 0900hrs Despite spending a couple of hours in Hanson hide managed to miss the Penduline Tit on two visits and a Short-eared Owl early on. Close views of Smew in the reedbed and loads of Reed Buntings and Chaffinches in the willows.
Dungeness - 1030hr - cloudy, sw2 -With the weather closing in a short seawatch produced a steady passage of divers, Gannets, 4 Sandwich Terns and a single Fulmar. On the land a Wheatear by the old light.
Greatstone Beach - 1130hrs Finished the week in drizzle and low cloud. Two close Knot on the beach with a couple of hundred Dunlin, Sanderling and Turnstone.
Over 100 species seen during the week with the highlights being Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes, Glaucous and Med Gulls, Firecrest, Brambling and the harrier roost on Walland Marsh.

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