Monday 10 October 2011

Seabirds and Waders

Dungeness - 1345hrs - mild, sunny, sw4 - London Ladies (Valerie, Barbara and Sandra) down for the week on their 11th visit. We started of with a two hour seawatch from the boats which proved slow going. However, we did clock up 2 distant Bonxies (over 100 had past east during the morning), 50 Gannets, 10 Sandwich and Common Terns, Little Gull, Red-throated Diver and Guillemot. The Glaucous Gull eventually showed at close range drinking from a puddle by the concrete road. As we left the estate a Hobby winged in from the north along the beach in company with a party of Swallows.
Littlestone - 1600hrs  Managed 8 from 10 of the usual beach waders: Oystercatcher, Curlew, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Barwit, Redshank and Turnstone. A few more Swallows, Goldfinches and Linnets rounded off the afternoon, along with a spectacular sunset over the Desert at Lade.
                                          Guillemot, Dungeness
                                          Whiting, Dungeness

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