Friday 30 March 2012

A few more Migrants

Dungeness - 0900hrs - cool, sunny, e2 - Had another crack at spring passerines this morning with the area around Jarman`s holding 10 Linnets, 6 Wheatears, 4 Mipits, 4 Black Redstarts, 6 Skylarks, 2 Pied Wagtails and a Stonechat. Around the old light another 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Stonechats, 2 Kestrels and 4 Mipits, plus a singing Black Redstart on the power station and 2 Redwings in the moat.
RSPB - 1100hrs - Pottered around looking for the LRPs on ARC, without success, while over the road the Long-tailed Duck remained on Burrowes.
Finished the week on 111 species for the London Ladies, the highlights being displaying Marsh Harriers, Long-tailed Duck, Raven and Tree Sparrows on the bird reserve; Sandwich Terns and Med Gulls at Rye; Crossbills in the woods; Corn Buntings and Short-eared Owl at Galloways; and spring migrants at the point.

                                           Kestrel, Dungeness

Dungeness - 1700hrs - A late seawatch from the boats revealed very little apart from 20 each of Sandwich Terns and Gannets offshore and 2 divers east.

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